It has been brought to my attention that i have not blogged in a long time. I cant figure out if this is because i have done nothing but sit in a dark room for the past month (not likely) or because i am going in 40 directions and i haven’t focused on one thing long enough to sit down and write.
I will attempt an expose of my past months’ vices for all who were concerned.
Of course the big event was thanksgiving! This was my first year not going to Olympia for turkey day…in my life. At first i was rather apprehensive about such a travesty but as my friends and adopted family showered me with amazing invitations to join them, i got more excited. This was the first time that I got to choose what to do and where to go without feeling guilty. This was a new twist on the old bird day for me. So i made the best of it all and did it all. I hosted my surrogate parents Matt and Kathleen for a few days and spent a lovely afternoon with them and their inlaws and then i went and hung out with some dear friends who hosted all the orphans this year. It is really shocking how many people live so far from home. It is also profound how people make the best of it and create their own families. If you cant be with the ones you love, love the ones your with right? how appropriate. Needless to say, there was an abundance of love and pecan pie despite the nut allergies and i got my fill of yummy turkey. YUM!
On top of that i have been enjoying bad tv shows like Gossip Girl…my my my, that is a show to sink your pecan-pie and sugar coated teeth into.
I also finished a quilt that i need to take pictures of. it is really fun! maybe i will actually finish it.
I have wanted a pair of sassy cowboy boots for many years now but never got over to the cowboy-boot-store to buy a pair. well hot damn if i am not a lucky girl! I went to the woodburn outlet mall (note the vegas style xmas tree if you head down there…LORDY) and found a great shoe store! they had a pair of Clark boots that looked like cowboy boots with the festive embroidery and fun little handles to pull them up but they were clunky like my old doc martins from days long ago. i tell you it is the best of both worlds! and they were on sale of course.
so that is all i have. i tried to rake leaves one day but ended up taking the dogs for a magical walk through the best dog park on earth and my dog Timmy is officially the best dog ever. i want to put up a xmas tree and lights on my house but it is so nasty out and i am leaving in 3 weeks…um yes. i am also leaving the country in 3 weeks! humph. i want a tree. i am supposed to go to the coast this weekend but i think i am going to stay home and get a tree. why the hell not? it is supposed to snow tomorrow. maybe 2 inches! doesn’t that sound fun?