The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

good feeling.

I can't explain the good feeling of leaving work and knowing that you don't  have to return for 10 days.
10 WHOLE DAYS. I can't wait. It is gonna be - stellar.
Chad and I started it off already with lazing on the couch watching a movie while it is grey and rainy outside. All of our presents are wrapped and under the tree, ready to go to the people we love and cherish. I think we are even going to sneak out a little early and head down to Columbus tomorrow night late. Chad isn't feeling great but we will do Christmas with his family first and then head down there around dark. I am looking forward to spending some time with my family, eating a little Ok Sun's, and seeing happy faces.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

getting close!

I am thrilled that we are inching in on Christmas week away from Christmas Eve! I am literally completely finished with my shopping - with one exception of someone from work  ::ahem:: whose mother bought her the same gift I bought her so I have to return mine (and think of something that is equally as clever because it was obviously something she wanted if she almost got 2!!) I am also almost finished wrapping gifts - just a few left that were purchased this week. Made a lot of things this year but not nearly as many as I had hoped. Better luck next year - ha! - when I have more time??

I am seriously looking forward to our travels south of here to be with those that I love. Couldn't be looking forward to it more. And seeing happy faces as those folks open their gifts, spend time together, cook together, and just generally enjoy each other's company. I am going to really, really enjoy my time off work being with them...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crafty McCrafterson.

My friend K and I took the day off today to finish/work on some of our Christmas crafts and projects. We both had some personal time at work that we had to use or lose by the end of the year so we used it!

We ran some errands to finish up some of my shopping and then crafted ourselves silly the rest of the day. I've taken lots of pictures but some I can't post until after our office Christmas party because I'm not entirely sure that no one from my office reads this (though I acknowledge that it is highly unlikely).  However, folks from Chad's work read it so I guess you never know...

Sorry for the blown out flash pictures...I'll do better next time. Promise.
I am about 123% sure that K's family doesn't read my blog so it is totally safe to post what she did for her cute gifts this year. They do a set money amount for gifts so she put that money on a a money tree! How cute is that? Instead of buying people things they don't really want or need - who doesn't love to just get original, green moola?!

I had to go to a Girl Scout ornament exchange tonight and frankly, I totally had the best one there! This is a Pintrest idea that originally used a wedding invite and cut it into strips. I wrote the Girl Scout Promise and Law on green cardstock using a silver Sharpie and cut it into strips about a quarter of an inch wide. I then curled them around a pencil to get the corkscrew shape and stuck them in a glass ornament. I painted the "gs" in black glitter paint so it adds just a little sparkle! I added the big red bow and tag that reads "I contain the words to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Happy 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts!"

I'm pretty proud of our craft day and I can't wait to show you all the other cute things we made!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

runnin' around.

A Saturday when we have nothing planned is rare - so rare in fact that we won't see another one of this breed until 2012 at least. I am truly excited about the weekends we have coming up though so it is a teenie tiny price to pay. As for today, we are going to run around and do some errands (like pick up my sewing machine from the hospital - can I get a "hip hip hurray!" in here??) and get some tires for Chad's car. I am about 3/4th's of the way finished with Christmas shopping - bought a couple more things yesterday afternoon - but I have quite a few crafts left to make (including one that I am praying is a success but I have no clue what I am doing!!).

As for the rest of our December weekends, I am thrilled to report that we have sweet and fun company coming for the next two. My mom will be here next weekend - insert huge sign of relief here, I miss that lady!! - and my cool cousin is coming the following weekend - just for the day so we can be tourists together! I am pretty excited about both! Then finally, we will be in Columbus the last weekend for Christmas. I am looking forward to some downtime with my family and seeing some sweet friends that I haven't seen in far too long.

Good things ahead!