I see that it's been almost two weeks now since I've posted. Didn't mean to do that! Life, life, life. It changes and you have to adjust or you get stuck and that's where I've been. Trying to make adjustments. And in the meantime haven't done much that is blogworthy. Still haven't really, but I figured I'd come say hello because I've been missing everyone! I haven't even read anything this month. Well that's not entirely true, I should say I haven't FINISHED anything. Except for The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume Two which was just as excellent as the first :) But it took me all of under an hour to read that one and that was with studying the beautiful art that accompanies the short stories.
Aside from that, I'm still reading and absolutely LOVING Tell the Wolves I'm Home. Also reading the giant Bradbury short story collection, though honestly I haven't picked that up in awhile. I'm reading a really awesome graphic novel anthology of short takes on classic fairy tales called Once Upon a Time Machine. And then there's S.G. Browne's I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus. Now if only I could finish one of these.
How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Mine was nice and fairly quiet. I actually got the holiday off of work this year so I went with my mom and sister to my Gram's house and spent the day with the family. Sadly, I don't think I had seen them since LAST Thanksgiving! So it was good to see everyone. Came home with the migraine from hell as I do every Thanksgiving and Christmas...I don't know what the hell it is that I eat exactly on those two holidays, but it always does me in...I'd say it's turkey but we didn't even HAVE turkey this year...I know...weird.
Today was my sister's birthday so I joined her and my mom at the casino for a little while and lost more money than I should have. Thankfully it wasn't my money as I had none to begin with :p So really my mom lost more money than she should have. And after that I came home an Christmased up the apartment!!! I was super excited about doing this. This is the first time I've had a place of my own to decorate for Christmas.
I found an artificial tree at kmart last night for $20 and I'm all about living on a budget right now, so that's what the tree is. I decorated it with these really pretty red, gold and green bulbs and some glitter frosted pine cones! I had one extra strand of lights, so the orange tree and dracaenea got decorated too :p We're supposed to actually have a freeze tomorrow night so the orange tree came inside for the winter. I just have to remember to actually open the blinds to give it some light!!
When Matt gets back from visiting his family, I'm sure we'll get a few more things for the apartment, but for right now, I'm enjoying the ambiance around me :) There's something about Christmas that always just relaxes me and makes me content.
How has everyone else's holidays been? I've missed everyone!! I'm going to go see how scary google reader is now :/ I'll try to make it through as much as I can, but I'm afraid I'll inevitably hit the mark all as read button eventually. Let me know if I missed anything unmissable over the last couple of weeks!