Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas day and I am feeling pretty lucky right now. My family is happy and healthy and enjoying one another, my hubby is pretty amazing and my friends are all plugging right along. No complaints here.

I want to wish you all the merriest and happiest day and year.

Lastly hubby and I had a secret among us. At our last ultrasound the technician was able to determine the sex of our baby. She wrote it on a post it and gave it to hubby. For the last two and a half weeks he has known and I have not. It was a lot harder than I expected it to be. It was a lot of fun. Yesterday morning when I woke up he told me to check the tree for a new ornament and I discovered....

(BTW that wasn't the ornament. The ornament was an angry birds princess Leia.)

Happy happy, merry merry to all.


Countdown is on!

There are three business days left til I am FREE. Three super busy business days but three nonetheless.
I bring you a list of things I want to do during my break:
  • Sleep until my eyes open, with no aide from my alarm, and then lay in bed reading for another hour after that.
  • Clean the office out.
  • Backup my computer and burn all the pictures onto discs.
  • Once I find out the sex of this baby start to figure out what I need/ want.
  • Take lots of naps after reading for hours in bed.
  • Figure out how to get my wifi to reach the bedroom so I can watch movies in bed. (Really truly one of my biggest annoyances. My wifi doesn't reach the bedroom ugh!)
  • Pick a color for the baby's room.
  • Get a manicure. I have a gift certificate burning a whole in my wallet.
  • Have lunch  with Sue and get together with friends.
  • Hopefully meet my best friend's baby! She is due at the beginning of January but we are hoping for a pre-New Year's miracle.
  • Cook lots.
  • Take walks and visit with Mom.
  • Right now we don't have solid plans for NYE and I'm not sad about it.
  • Get re-energized and ready for an awesome 2013!! 
What about you? Any plans for the week?
Ciao for now.



How could I resist a list of randomness on this of all momentous days.
  • 9 days and 4 hours or so until holiday break! Can you tell how super excited I am!!! 
  • I have only done about 1-2% of my Christmas shopping and I kinda don't care. I am still not really in the spirit (change that to mood). I have plenty of Christmas spirit, I just can't get in the mood to drop money on peeps I only see once a year. Ya know?
  • Everyone beware I just put a little caffeinated coffee in my decaf. I feel like such a rebel.
  • Right now my hubby knows the sex of the baby growing inside my belly and I don't. I didn't think it would be as hard as it is, but oh what fun. He lets me play and ask him all kinds of questions to try to trip him up and he doesn't break. I thought it would be the other way around... fun fun. I really don't know if I will make it.
  • Did I already mention 9 days til break? yup. excited.
  • Yesterday was a really good day and those don't come around too often so I just wanted to say so. 
  • Hubby and I have plans to get our tree this weekend and I am excited. We always make a big deal about trimming and whatnot. Hot cocoa, music in the background and we tell stories about all the ornaments. He wants a huge tree with purple lights... hmmm.... where am I gonna find purple lights?
  • I think the baby already likes to taunt me. The baby will be kicking kicking kicking and when I finally go to  feel it or put hubby's hands to feel it, the kicking stops. 
  • My best friend is pregnant and due very soon and I am SO excited about it. She is having a boy and I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET HIM!!!! I might have to break my rule and visit her in the hospital if she will let me.
  • Just had a gingerbread pop-tart and it was AH-MAH-ZING! Even though that goes against my "no store bought treats" rule this time of year. I guess rules were made to be broken.
  • I pulled the "prego" card last night and it felt darn good.
  • I can't seem to get it together today. Other than this list I haven't accomplished much. 
Ciao for now!!


Holiday Spirit

Having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. Not sure if we (hubby and I) are just too caught up in preggo land or what but we can't seem to get it together. I went on a "holiday trip" to NYC this past weekend and I thought for sure that would do it. Nope. I spent about 5 minutes on 5th looking at the store windows (why is there ALWAYS a line around the building at Abercrombie?) and about 1 minute at Rockafeller Center looking at the tree and the millions of peeps. I spent the rest of the day with some besties from college and that was amazing. Long story short; no infusion of the holiday spirit.
I'm gonna see if hubby wants to go buy our ornament tomorrow evening or this weekend. We have a tradition of buying an ornament every year that is in some way indicative of the year we've had. We will wait another week or so to get the tree; we like to keep it up for the 12 days of Christmas which run through Jan 6, so we wait as long as possible to put it up otherwise it dries out and is a pain to maintain. Honestly it is the gift giving that I can't get on board with. UGH. It has been a crazy 6 months and trying to figure out what to get for everyone is exhausting.... on top of working full time, school, being preggo and trying to save up for the kiddo.... ugh. Happiest season of all?
I'm playing holiday music in my office in hopes of holiday spirit by osmosis of the ears...
Any other ideas?