Thinkin about 2011

It is upon us. 2011 is gonna be a reality in like 2.5 days.... Any resolutions? Plans? Regrets?
What is up for Friday night? Any big parties? Anyone headed to NY? We are laying low and hanging with friends. Looking forward to it.
What about Saturday? Does anyone have any New Year's Day traditions?
Hubby mentioned a "3 Stooges" marathon, and that sounds awesome to me. I am still under the weather so I'm not trying to do anything crazy. And hopefully by then our living room will be all painted up. I am so excited about it. Hubby is repairing the walls and sanding like a demon as I type. He is a rock star!

So, spill it, what's up?




Although it is not a school day it will be a snow day nonetheless and just as awesome. I woke up early and got to the store before the rest of the world woke up and realized that they are predicting 10-20 inches. I was glad to have gotten there before the rest of the world, but now I am walking around the house thinking of all the things I didn't get because I was still in the Sunday morning haze. Oh well. I am not going back out. The house is too cozy.
So here is a list of the things that I will be doing today:
  • playing with all my toys that I got for Christmas. New instant camera that I LURVE!
  • READING- my book is due at the library and I'm only halfway through it.
  • Resting because I still have a nasty cold.
  • Cleaning my office and bedroom. I would have liked to write vegging out in front of the boob tube, but hubby is working on the living room today. He is repairing the walls and prepping for the painting that we plan to do in the coming days.
  • Scouring all corners of the interweb. I got questions and dagnabit the interweb's got answers.
  • Cooking. I promised hubby we could have pasta tonight and I have some other stuff in the fridge that needs to get cooked so that I don't throw it out.
  • Maybe some laundry. Why not. It is always there and needing to get done....
  • Maybe some shoveling. We'll see how the cold holds up. I would hate to be on the mend and have this darn snowmaggedon get me sick again.
What are you gonna do today?



Merry Merry

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and all that good stuff, from me to you today and every day.

Ciao, Buon Natale!


Tis the Season

It's here Christmas week is here and about to be gone. I'm finally done with my shopping, tree trimming, staff partying and general merriment. I'm ready for the family togetherness and the cuddling and snuggling under the covers.
Bring it on.
I'm even ready for the first snow fall. I have to say that working for a university makes all the difference when it comes to snow days. Being married to a school teacher all these years and KNOWING that he would get snow days and I would not was always the BIGGEST BUMMER. Especially those terrible days where work really should have been canceled and it wasn't and I got stuck on the highway in terrible traffic because the governor let all the state employees go at once and it clogged up the highways so the plows couldn't get through.... I would call my teacher husband and he would be all cozied up on the couch and say, be careful, it's cold. It SUCKED. I do have to say though that he ALWAYS made sure the driveway was clear and the snow was taken care of by the time I got home.
But now... REDEMPTION is mine because I get snow days too. When the radio and news declare a nor'easter headed our way, you can hear me chanting "snow day!" right along with him and other teachers and students everywhere!
Hope we get one soon!



Done, Fatto, Fait, Tehty

Yup, it's true, the semester is OVER. I am so relieved. The verdict so far is one A and still waiting on the other class... and that one was the hard one. Fingers crossed.
So... now, I'm free to spend time doing other things... like laundry, and Christmas shopping, and cooking and going to the gym. Hmmm, not sure which is better.




Day off

I have a day off today and you are the first people that I thought of... don't want to neglect you any longer. I have taken today off to get some Christmas shopping done... ugh. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the holidays; the songs, the treats, the happy jolly. The thing I hate; shopping for other people. I am the one that laments over every gift, if they will love it, hate it, be indifferent to it. I spend a LOT of time trying to make sure that you get what you want and that you LOVE it.
For example a couple of years ago I bought hubby a robe with a hood. He had one when we first moved in together that ended up in the trash. (That's another story for another day.) The specialness of this request is that it was something that he had been wanting for a long time. He didn't ask for it right around the holidays, in fact he had probably not mentioned it for some time.
Now this may seem like a "Whatever S, you can find those everywhere and it's a robe for gosh sakes!" I say YOU ARE SO WRONG. You have obviously never shopped for this kind of robe for a man. I went to every fricking store that had robes, I inquired to all my friends and family... in the end I turned to the internet, spent a small fortune and bought the almost exact replica of the one lost so long ago. What I didn't expect was the absolute happiness and joy that he had when he opened it. I strive for that with every gift I give. I know that is unrealistic and that some people really just don't care. But, I do. So I am off today, with list in hand hoping to find that perfect something for everyone on my list.

So what's on your list this year?



Winter is here

It's official, there are flurries in the forecast. I have gloves on ALL the time. I'm wearing my long coat. It's here.
I love it, really... well, I'm trying to.
This time of winter is actually great and fun when it's still new. It's the depths of January and February that I'm really not looking forward to. It will be nice that I am only taking one class next semester so life can kinda get back to normal a bit. I guess there is hot cocoa and tea and snuggling under the covers. I guess I'm gonna need to find a lot more things to talk myself into it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a New Englander through and through... I just wish the winter wasn't so... cold and long and dark and mostly slushy.

I'm still in the thick of things here with exams and events and whatnot!
Hope you have a great week!