Monday, December 19, 2011

a holiday jumble

I think I might be the world's worst & least consistent blogger. But I'm okay with that. I never put it on my 30before30 list to keep up with this thing...
Christmas is less than one week away, which is completely and utterly insane. I know people usually say that all the time, and pretend they're totally shocked year after year that Christmas lands on December 25th, but I am normally not that person. This year I am. Tucker and I leave for Guadalajara, Mexico on Thursday...maybe that's what has me so caught off guard. Not only am I spending Christmas with my family in Mexico for the first time since I was 15, but I get to take my husband who is going to absolutely love it there. I could not be more excited.
So let's get this started with a happy list, yes?

december happy list
+ (even though you just read this,) having the husband meet the family and get to know Guadalajara. One of my most favorite cities ever.
+ being off work for 6 days straight. It's been pretty stressful/frustrating here for the past week and I am going to really love this time off.
+ having a job that I love. Even though I just complained about it above, I truly enjoy my job and am so happy it's mine.
+ trying new eggnog with the husband when we do our gift exchange
+ pinterest. Dammit Pinterest, I really effing love you and you make me motivated to actually do things.

Now to more important things. Remember I posted here about removing #17 on my list and needing a replacement? I think my replacement is to become crafty. I realize that's a very "wide open" goal and there's nothing physical that I can use to say it's been accomplished, but again we come to the Pinterest thing. I've found so many things on there that I want to make/do and I feel like that's something I can get started on right away.
So this is the first thing I am going to make, now that I'm a crafty lady.
Pinned Image 
Elmer's glue on a canvas, then pain the canvas one color. I love that this is white, and it's a great way for me to add lightness to a dark room upstairs.

So, I've successfully replaced #17 on my list. Hopefully the trip to Mexico will allow me to start taking more pictures and work towards #12 - master taking photos the way I picture them in my brain. My dad is an amazing photographer that I can get tips from, and Mexico is an amazingly beautiful place that is very inspiring. When we come back from our trip, I'll do the obligatory "before new years" post and maybe some pictures will grace this blog. I don't think wrapping Christmas presents counts as being crafty, but just because I want to show you how cute it is, here's a picture of my wrapping paper this year.

OH and I almost forgot! I have joined a book club (yes, I know, I'm fancy), so I'm happily working toward reaching goal #11 on my list - read at least 2 books a month for one year. And I believe the trip will also help me accomplish that. BOOYAH, list.

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