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Random Thursday thought

Does anyone ever wish that work weeks were only Monday-Thursday?  I seriously get this thought every single Thursday.  Going to work every Friday is just brutal.

I remember thinking this in college too, and I would purposely not schedule any classes on Fridays. 

Why can’t the world just make this happen?

In other news, thanks to the power of the internet blog, my very own mother bought me a box of Girl Scout tagalong cookies last week.  And I already ate the whole box.  By myself. 

I seriously did, because Matt gave up chocolate for lent.  Sucker!


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Old Man Winter

Question for all my cold weather dweller readers (okay, yeah, that’s all 5 of you). Do you hibernate through winter or do you embrace it?
I tend to hibernate. In fact, I tend to just despise winter. But lately I’ve begun to realize that I’m wasting a lot of time hating winter when maybe I should be trying to enjoy it. I live in Wisconsin so winter is not going away.  And I’m not rich so I can’t just migrate to Arizona.
Last weekend I almost decided it would be fun to go on a candlelight hike at Lapham Peak. Almost being the key word here. My main excuse for not going was that I was just outside in the cold all of last Saturday, and who wants to do that two weekends in a row? 

Is it sad that one of the main reasons I want to embrace winter is so I can wear these mittens more often?

Anyway, what do you guys think? Do you like winter? Any thoughts on whether I should embrace it, and how? I mean, winter sports are not exactly cheap, right? Does shoveling count as a winter activity?

Oh wait. I don’t even do that.

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Well, remember how I mentioned in my last post that Matt’s car kicked the bucket?

We weren’t expecting to need a new car so soon, but when our 15 year old car needed $1,200 worth of repairs, we knew it was time to draw the line.

Yesterday, we brought this baby home.

It’s a 2004 Buick Roundezvous, and it is kind of awesome.

Also awesome – when we went to the dealership to pick it up, we planned to donate our Honda to Rawhide.  But instead, the wholesaler was there and asked to drive it around.  He drove it around the parking lot, came in and offered us $400 cash. Sold! 

We also completed the most difficult part of the master bedroom remodel this weekend.  I expect to be able to reveal the final results in a couple of days (fingers crossed).

In the meantime, while Matt was busy messing around in the attic (hint, hint), I was busy trying to clean out our iron so I could iron some curtains.  Instead, this happened.

Don’t you judge me.

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Make it Work!

I met Tim Gunn yesterday! He was in town for a Liz Claiborne for Boston Store event benefitting the MACC Fund, and our firm sponsored a table so I got to attend. He was very genuine and friendly and exactly like he is on tv. I was definitely a little star struck. I’ve never met a celebrity before!

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My Idea of Fall Decor

I have the perfect fall decorating trick for those of you who don’t like to buy candy unless it has some other purpose besides sitting in the cupboard for you to eat. See, usually I will only buy candy if I have some excuse for it – like I’m going to put it in a jar on my desk at work for “everyone” to eat, or I’m buying candy for “trick-or-treaters.”

Well, I have now discovered a new reason to buy candy corn in the fall – put it in a vase with a candle and it’s a pretty little decoration!  Sleuthy! 

To be fair, I don’t actually have a candle in there, but that’s only because I couldn’t find a white one. But I put candy corn in vases with candles all around my house last year. And it was a good year.

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Random complaint of the day


Have you ever had someone say that to you?  Just out of the blue?  Or look at you and say, “You should smile” or “You look so thrilled to be buying that broom!”

I mean, really.  Who do these people think they are?  This has happened to me more than once.  And it’s usually random strangers.  Like random middle-aged men at Walmart. 

So what if my normal, relaxed face looks like a scowl to you.  And what if it is a scowl?  What if I am pissed that I am buying a broom?  Why do you care?

I mean, I think I’m a pretty happy person most of the time.  It’s not like I walk around looking depressed on purpose.  And, in fact, these ridiculous attempts to make me smile actually have the exact opposite effect!  So, congratulations.  Now I’m pissed at you, stranger. 

Please tell me I am not the only one.

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Losing it.

When I was in high school, I borrowed my mom’s camera and then lost it at school the same day. Actually, I maintain that it was stolen. And I had some damn awesome pictures on there too.

When I was in college, I lost my school ID during week 2. I purchased a new one for $5.00. Approximately one day later, some random dude walked up to me outside of my dorm and said, “I found your ID”. Okay, stalker.

So, then I had 2 IDs. Over the next year, I lost both of them. I purchased another new ID sophomore year and lost it again. By then, they had upped the purchase price to $10.00. $10.00! That was my breaking point. I purchased my 5th ID and never lost it again. I still own it.

In fact, since that day approximately 8 years ago, I can’t think of a single thing that I lost.

(Okay, except for my awesome red hooded Wisconsin sweatshirt, but that was definitely stolen.)

And last weekend I lost my debit card. I hope this isn’t a bad sign.

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