Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In case you were wondering...

Dear Journal, Diary, Blog...
I should be studying right now, but I'm not. I have three finals tomorrow & literally zero motivation. Chris is MIA. My house looks like a Giant came and lifted it up, flipped it over, possibly gave it a good shake or two...then set it back down. It's been one of those weeks if you know what I mean. Where is my motivation? I certainly wish I could find it....tonight!

Aren't you excited it's the holiday season? I can't wait. I've already planned when we are going to buy our Christmas tree (clearly I'm Type-A)...Guess what Chris said when I told him?
Mari "Yay! I can't wait to buy our tree! I want to do an entirely different theme to it this year!"
Chris ...long pause....(watching TV)...."We aren't buying a Christmas tree, we will be in Cancun"
Mari (gasp! in dramaaaaatic gasp) "NO!!!We ARE! We don't leave for Mexico until the 26th!! We HAVE TO HAVE A TREE!!! IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!"
Chris (attention now on me...small laugh) "Fine"

Well, at least I'm getting a Christmas tree. Even if Scrooge is anti :) I've been singing him the theme song to the Grinch...I need to memorize all of the words, that song is actually hilarious.  You can read the lyrics here if you so please. Last year I gave him Grinch pajama bottoms...he really is the Grinch! I'm telling you. I don't know how he stands living with me, I'm the polar opposite of that.

(OMG! I just threw my computer because a spider crawled on ME!!!! I am glad it didn't break, that was terrifying!!!)

Wow, sorry 'bout that.

Anyway, see how I'm putting off studying by rambling on and on? I'm actually busier than ever this week and here I am, typing a's actually therapeutic to think about something other than boutiques, orders, work, school, messy house...

I'm pretty excited to go home for Thanksgiving, I secretly wish it snows while I'm there. I won't have a white Christmas, so I'm hoping to get a taste of it while I'm home. 
Working at Anthro is amazing. Everyone says "Oh I wouldn't be able to work there" "How do you do it? I bet it's so hard" (implying that the discount must be evil)...and I actually couldn't disagree more. Sure it's "probably" a bad thing to have a discount because it encourages shopping...But in my eyes, shipping=good, discount=awesome, discount at your favorite store=super awesome. I do have a budget I must stick to, of course---but I think the discount is a great thing :) 

My grandma (mom's mom) is 96! She just had a bit of a scare last week because she had a pretty severe staff infection...When she went in for her check up this week the Dr took off his glasses and shook his head & said,  "Well Irene..I don't know how you do it, but you've come through! I thought I was going to have to put you in the hospital with a bad ending"...she replied "Well Dr, everything is in the Lords hands!" (said with a big grin of course) How cute is she?!
 I'm so glad she is okay. I admire her more than anyone on this planet. I love her so much.

I want to move to NYC desperately. Just for a year or two. I think it would be such an adventure. Then I want to settle down in a neighborhood and home much like the one Ina has on Barefoot Contessa. (which BTW is one of my favorite shows ever)

I've rented a Christmas movies every week for the past 4 weeks. If you have any suggestions send em my way, I can't seem to get enough! (so far I've watched: Christmas with the Kranks, The Santa Claus, It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone 1 & 2, that dumb one with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.., and The Holiday). 
I'm trying to hunt down Miracle on 34th street...

Some of my holiday must have's courtesy of the lovely & talented people at Anthropologie:

  for the wee ones..

Usually my tree is silver, gold, champagne etc...but this year I want it to be quirky and colorful.

Ok this rambling fest must come to an end, it's time for me to hit the books. 
Someone tell my husband to please come home soon! :(


Audrey {Crisp} said...

You're so cute! I've kind of starting decorating for Christmas and my christmasy blog...and my husband is like it's not even Thanksgiving yet... I said so what? There's not really any cute thanksgiving decor! Haha! I love those anthro products! My recommendation for x mas movies are: grinch of course... Charlie brown Christmas, a Christmas story, elf and that old Rudolph the red nosed reindeer movie with the abominal snowman... Your tree idea sounds really fun!

The Queen said...

Oh, Mari. I thought you were going to tell us you were preggers.

The Alvords said...

K you are seriously my favorite ever! I love your random thoughts. I just put Lucy down for bed and I am letting her cry it out for a while because I don't want her to depend on me to fall asleep at night. Anyway, she started crying a few minutes after I put her down, I started reading your post, which made listening to her much more pleasant, and now she has drifted off to dream land. Thanks for helping me not go in there.

Oh, and I can totally hear and see both you and Chris during the conversation you had about the Christmas tree. You guys are hilarious. I'm really sad we're not going to Cancun with you. Seriously, think of how freaking cute Lucy would be in a bathing suit, splashing in the water. Ok, I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now thinking of what I'll be missing out on. It really does make me want to cry.

Spiker said...

You are seriously the cutest person ever.

Dominique said...

Love the stream of consciousness, especially the spider. You have such cute taste and are so creative, you have to do a tree! I like a little "Nightmare Before Christmas" too. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

lauren said...

in case you were wondering.... I actually still read your blog. I am commenting to let you have proof. oh and I vote elf, elf and some more elf! I LOOOOVE maple syrup!

Erin and Spencer said...

I agree, you have to have a tree. Even if you only see it for a little while... it's Christmas for goodness sakes!!

C said...

Poor little spider... bet it just wanted to enjoy your blog as much as the rest of us.
Having a hard time getting Christmassed up this year for some reason, so that enthusiasm injection was just the ticket. Hope you have a fabulous one.