Today was a good day. I finally, finally got a haircut. I know this does not seem like a big deal, but I have been putting this off for about forever. Mostly, I was putting it off because I didn’t want to go back to Aveda and I couldn’t find a new place. However, nearly 5-inches later I love my new haircut.
Other highlights from today include seeing Tangled (which was super cute and much funnier than I expected) and new mascara.
Do ya’ll remember back in November when I wrote about having jury duty? Well I was supposed to have a doctors appointment that morning. I called to rescheduled in the first week of November (before jury duty or my appointment) and was told the soonest I could be seen was tomorrow, December 30th at like 2 in the afternoon. I was all sorts of irritated (because at the time I also hadn’t had my gallbladder out and I was still having some pretty intense pain), but I took the appointment. At some point after that, I’m not really sure when, the physician’s office called and re-scheduled me again for this morning at 9AM. So imagine my surprise when I get there and they’ve canceled my appointment without informing me.The desk girl stated they had attempted to call me, at the wrong number, but obviously they were unsuccessful and she suggested I could see the PA (who I am NOT a fan of) or a partner I don’t know or take an appointment (again at 2 in the afternoon) after the first of the year. This is starting to get ridiculous. All I want is refills on my migraine medication. ARGH!!
Went shopping with Mom today. I was significantly more successful during today’s trip; We went down to the Prime Outlets on International Drive. That place is a whole bucket full of busy/crazy/ridiculous, but I got some super awesome deals.
Now I know that I recently missed a whole week of work for surgery, but I am currently on my previously scheduled regular vacation. Or rather staycation as I’m not actually going anywhere. I’m staying home, doing things with my family, getting things done that I’ve been putting off, and just relaxing. I’m sure by next Monday I’ll be more than ready to return to work. Anyway, today was a fun day with my Mom.
Also, I got a Nook for Christmas and I’m quite enjoying it. I highly recommend it for anyone who is an avid reader. I got the non-color one, because mostly I read book, but if you’re a magazine reader the new color version seems pretty nifty. I already finished Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, the next book for my book club, and I started The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Anyone have any book recommendations?
I’m not really sure what boxing day is; ok that’s only a half truth. I get the premise behind it; the English tradition of boxing up the Christmas day leftovers for charity, but I’m just not sure how it works in modern times. Don’t most people keep their leftovers (we had leftovers for dinner tonight). Just curious.
Also, We went to see True Grit today. It wasn’t as boring as I expected it to be and it was actually pretty funny in parts. Overall I’d give it a B+ on the entertainment scale.
Obviously today was Christmas. It was a fun, quiet, and relaxing day at my parent’s house. We opened presents, ate waffles for breakfast, napped, hung out together and watched the Disney Christmas Parade on TV, ate Chrsitmas Eve leftovers for lunch, watched movies and napped some more, and then had Christmas Dinner (still in my PJs). It was a great day; I hope everyone had a fabulous, safe, and happy holiday!
Ok Ok, I’m a dirty rotten liar. I’m sorry. There were still no cookies today because I am a terrible blogger. I was very busy with Christmas Eve party prep. I’m staying at my parent’s for the holidays and we had a bunch of family over tonight to celebrate Christmas. As always when there is a family celebration there was enough food to feed an arm; Caponata, Olives, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Pasta e Fagioli, Ham, Roasted Potatoes, and then there was a whole dessert smorgasbord. Obviously the food was awesome, but the family time was more awesome. I got to see family I don’t see very often and there was a lot of laughter and good times. I hope you all are having a great Christmas!
In my week Thursdays do not exist. I have replaced them with Friday Eve. This particular Friday Eve is extra special because it is also Christmas Eve Eve and the holiday anticipation has reached a fever pitch. At least in my world. Today was an extraordinarily long day at work that was full of all kinds of tip the scales craziness. But it’s over and I’m now officially on vacation (I think I’m going to end up being off more days than I worked in December). And my vacation started off well a decent drive, a Steelers win over the Panthers and a Pens win in a shootout over the Capitals. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
Also as a side note; I took tons of pictures of the cookie baking last weekend (using my parent’s camera) and then left the camera at my parents. So depending on the cleaning/party prep schedule tomorrow there may be multiple posts about cookies.
I’m getting ready for Christmas Vacation; laundry, packing, cleaning. Despite, the fact that I was off all last week for surgery my scheduled vacation actually starts Friday. This time I’m actually doing things versus last week when I just slept and laid on the couch.
So I’m in the midst of a rather irritating situation. Let me start by telling ya’ll that my skin does not know the definition of “normal”. The sections where it’s oily are super slick and shiny and the spots where it’s dry are consistently rough and patchy (and that’s just my face!). Anyway back at the end of college/sometime in grad school I finally found a foundation that worked for me:
It’s Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Liquid Foundation. It’s lightweight and it covers my shiny areas without drying out the already dry ones. In a word: awesome. But now I can’t find it anywhere (or at least not anywhere I regularly shop (Target, Wal-Mart, Publix). I haven’t made a trip to a specialty make-up store since I began my search and I did purchase another kind of foundation (cause when you need make-up you need make-up). I just don’t like it though it’s some sort of old-people-age-rewind, but it’s to thick and it dries out my skin. I just wish I could find my foundation.