Saturday, November 30, 2013
Don't you love that? When it feels like Sunday, but it's really only Saturday? It's like a bonus day off come tomorrow.
It's been a slow day...really, really slow. My mom and dad stopped by this morning on their bike ride...mom had ice water, dad had a cup of warmed up coffee. We visited a while and then off they went.
I made two big pans of enchiladas a bit ago...one with green sauce, one with red. I couldn't decide so I made both. I don't think anyone will complain.
I feel like I want to do something...something creative...but I don't know what. I wish I had just one thing I was interested in...one thing I loved to do...rather than wanting to do every.single.creative.thing.I.see. I just realized the other night that I have almost ten thousand Pins on Pinterest. TEN THOUSAND, people. Doesn't that seem like a problem? Dang. Someone please grab me by the shoulders and shake me while yelling, "Pick something and DO IT already!!"
And on that note...it's time to put the enchiladas in the oven and make some spanish rice on the side. Then...maybe peruse Pinterest a bit more for that perfect project. ;)
Or maybe read a book.
Posted by Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig at 4:21 PM
Friday, November 29, 2013
I don't shop on Black Friday. And I never will. At least not on purpose. I went out the year before last on a Black Friday by accident and that was all I needed to confirm why I don't do it on purpose. What a nightmare!
There is nothing I need or want that bad that I will go out and fight crowds, lose sleep, camp out, risk being trampled...to get it. (OK, OK...I know the whole trampling thing might be a bit dramatic...but...it could happen!!)
Instead? I will stay home, eat leftovers from the amazing Thanksgiving feast my mom hosted yesterday, tidy up the place a bit, do (never-ending) laundry, and whatever else my little heart desires. Ha! I make myself laugh sometimes. Whatever my heart desires...now that is funny.
What are you doing today? Anything your heart desires? Do you brave the craziness of Black Friday shopping?
Posted by Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig at 10:32 AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|Lego guys in the dishwasher...they've been there for|
about five years now. I don't have the heart to take them out.
They make me smile.
But even still, life goes on around here...I'm tidying up, stocking the fridge and putting fresh sheets on Seth's bed in preparation for him to COME HOME TONIGHT. We are all SO excited to have him back home, under our roof, safe in his bed. (Well, maybe that "safe in his bed" part is just me...pretty sure that's a mom thing...) College is treating him well, he is loving every minute of it. But I'm pretty sure, even still, there's no place like home.
Posted by Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig at 12:11 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013
|Pablo is gearing up, too.|
I've probably also stated it before...Christmas is not my favorite holiday. Don't get me wrong, I love what it truly is about, the birth of Jesus. But I don't love what its become...commercialized and materialistic and in your face.
In the past, the thought of Christmas has only be a source of stress for me...spending extra money that we don't have...worrying about what to get for who? And worrying if it's enough? Worry, worry, worry. Bottom line? I can be a bit of a Grinch. Or if I'm honest, maybe a lot of a Grinch.
But this year I've decided to change my attitude. I've decided to get into the Christmas spirit...whether I feel like it, or not. I am going to decorate sooner than a week before Christmas. I am going to listen to Christmas music. I am going to talk positively about Christmas and everything that it entails...and do my best to look past the commercialism, rather than letting it disgust me. It is what it is...it's not going to go away any time soon. So I may as well give myself a break and do what works for me. Because let me tell ya, stressing about it every year? Yeah, that doesn't work for me.
I'm noticing that as I change my thoughts and attitude toward Christmas I find myself actually looking forward to Christmas. I am looking forward to hanging the wreath and and setting up the nativity and putting the lights on the tree. Because really, I do love when the only light in the room is the lights on the Christmas tree.
Posted by Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig at 12:36 PM