So, the only person who gives me presents anymore is my husband. I’m 30 years old so except for the occasional cookies from coworkers, a gift card from work client, or a Christmas card from a family member I don’t get much in the way of gifts. S I guess this makes it a hubby haul? wait, actually that just makes me sound like I practice Polyandry. I don’t I am a one woman man… or you know the other way around. I really should stop typing. So this is mostly just a picspam post. I will most likely be reviewing these items, so if there is something you want me to review (or swatch) first, let me know!
As you can see I’m going to be having a lot of fun trying out my new goodies.
Things that happened to me last month
- Ate a Ton of Sushi
- Took lots of photos of Mordechai and Tesla
- Drank a lot apparently
- Attended Orientation
- Made some new traditions (and tried to keep some old)
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What did you do last month?
In my (almost) 30 years of my life I have not missed a single Christmas with my family. Since I’ve started dating my husband we didn’t miss a Christmas with his family. This year we will not see a single family person. Maybe through video calls or skype but I won’t be able to hug anyone at midnight and wish anyone a Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad.
Honestly right now typing this I don’t know how to feel. On one hand there’s probably millions of people who are going through this or who don’t have any family. On the other hand being in a new state with new people surrounding me is weird and I miss the comfort of home (and Heat. It’s so damn cold!)
Plus I am a grown ass women, I should be able to get through one freaking Christmas without turning into a child longing for her mother’s skirts. The problem is that this probably won’t be the last time this would happen. It’s something I thought about before the move, yet actually experiencing it is completely different.
I’ve never been one to feel homesick. Even when I moved out of my home with my parents at 18, my mother had a harder time than I did. Now though I realized I was kinda spoiled with it all. I had my family at my fingertips but I never took advantage of that.
I won’t cry because that’s just not something I do, but as I binge watch Christmas movies on my most hated holiday sipping apple cider, I’ll be wondering what my family is doing and if they miss me as much as I miss them.
So each and every year there are a couple of things I find my self doing around this time of the year. I can’t help it, it’s like ingrained into my soul! I must do each of these things or else it just does not feel the same. I’m sure you all have things like this as well, I know I’m not the only one!
Watch Love Actually
I don’t really like most holiday movies (unless its hocus pocus during halloween because it’s pretty much a must watch!) but there’s something about this movie I need to watch every year. I know what happens, I know the good (and awful) things that are coming, yet every year I load the movie up because it’s just not Christmas unless I see Hugh Grant act like a sweet bumbling prime minister.
This is new and all my husband’s fault. It started the first year we started dating and it will happen this year as well. It’s tradition for us to spend Christmas with his family and eat steaming platefuls of homemade lasagna. Who am I to stop tradition?
Open presents at Midnight on Christmas Eve.
This one is a family tradition. My entire family gets together on Christmas Eve, We Party, We Drink, we make fools of ourselves (At least I do!) and we wait until midnight and open presents. I don’t think there was ever a year I didn’t do this.
This year I made a Ginger Bread Minion House with my Nephew, Last year I tried my hand at Fudge, and the year before that was cookies. Every year I make something sweet and Christmas related. You must think Why, when I don’t really like sweets? Well to be honest I don’t know, but the Martha Stewart that hides inside of be demands that I do.
So even though Christmas is my least favorite holiday and I don’t wrap presents well, and I always get so frustrated this time of year, I do find myself having Christmas Traditions.
Are there any traditions you find yourself doing this time of year?
So I’m broke as everyone knows, but it’s the holiday season and although I’m not buying doesn’t mean I can’ ‘Window shop’. So here’s a list of things I can’t afford but I want anyway. Read more
Bah! Humbug kittens!
So Christmas really is my least favorite time of the year. My Heart does not grow three sizes . I am not suddenly overwhelmed with the spirit of Christmas and hug poor crippled kids named Tim. In fact, I change the station when a Christmas song comes on and I walk away from Conversations regarding Christmas shopping.
I did not used to be this way, when I was a lot younger I loved Christmas because it meant spending time with family and having fun, as I got older it seems that all of the magic I once thought Christmas to be, disappeared.
All Christmas reminds me of now is horrible music, consumerism sidelining my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving is #1!) and Heavy traffic all the time! During Christmas season I barely even want to leave my house!
Alright so enough about how I would be the perfect person to cast for Ebeneezer here’s an update. I just finished my finals for the semester (I passed BTW!) and I have Three whole weeks until I have to go back again (WooHoo!) so I apologize for not being able to update as much due to studying and whatnot but I am back and I am going to focus a lot my efforts into this blog while I have to the time.
I am also going to be focusing my efforts on better managing my time, since an important part of running a blog is time management and I have sort of let that run away from me, but I will recapture that silly white rabbit if it is the last thing I do.
So cheers and kisses!