Thursday, December 28, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
I managed to throw quite a little shindig yesterday! We celebrated J's birthday with family, friend, food and fun presents! I made the following tasty treats (with some help from Jaime & Laura!):
Artichoke & Spinach Dip + Red Lobster-style Cheddar Biscuits + Phyllo Triangles + Mexican 8 Layer Dip + Fruit + Cheeses (including Ruth's Pimento Cheese Spread!!) + a Jelly Roll cake + Spice Bundt Cake
Toccoa put on her party dress and I actually finished making our stockings (a little thrown together, but still...)! Unfortunately my mom couldn't be there, but I'm pretty sure I would have made her proud!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I'm getting really exicted and nervous about his party on Sunday (3pm at our house. Be There!) I am going to try to cook everything myself. It's very likely that we'll end up having to order pizza like at our last party when I didn't cook but I also didn't buy enough food and people were hungry and starving and falling over from being malnourished and it was bad. (ok, so no one really fell over, but it was still pathetic)
I am also going to try to make stockings from J, me and Toccoa (the dog). Ha! Let's just see if I can drive myself totally crazy in the next 4 days (er, at first I wrote "gays"!) (and just then i almost wrote "at fist"!)(what the hell? have i already gone nuts?) [note to self: put nuts on grocery list]
Unfortunately I will not have painted to dining room and guest bedroom like I really wanted to, but whatever. I also will not have finished sanding the armoire for the guest bedroom, nor will the yard have gotten de-leaved and landscaped. And I'm sure the kitchen and our bedroom, no matter what I do, will still look like a wreck. At least I can keep the bedroom door shut.
I will be happy when the holidays wind down because then I plan to apply to SCAD (or someplace similar) to take classes and eventually get a master's degree in graphic design.
Well, I'm off to try to make stockings!! Wish me luck and I hope to see you Sunday!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Just got home from watching "Stranger Than Fiction" with J and Roo. Super great movie. Very enjoyable with a little guilty pleasure via the slightly schmaltzy ending. In appreciation, I let out a little clap of glee at the end.
I tend to analyze things a lot. Actually, I over analyze and generally I'm analyzing myself. Example: as I clapped I thought,"clapping like that is such a me thing. is it childish or endearing?" Just then, two rows up to the left, a lady with long dark blond hair clapped gleefully. The guy next to her, boyfriend perhaps, turned to her and put his arm around her, clearly amused by and endeared to her.
"that chick is just like me!" my brain fired. My heart sank a little,"maybe i'm not special. maybe there are tons of people just like me." But the ultimately upbeat nature of the movie quickly redirected my pouting,"Why not? It would be great if there were more people like me. [subthought: the positive, helpful, outgoing, uplifting, creative, productive, kind, true-to-myself me] i wish i were more like me!"