My Favoritest Things

my kitty gargoyle kittygoyle cat

As you probably know by now, I HATE TO SHOP. Hate it. I do almost all of my shopping online. 99% of what I need can be found at either Amazon.com or Gap.com. But shopping online bypasses the “browsing” element of shopping. I often miss out on stuff I’d otherwise feel compelled to buy. Which can be a good thing AND a bad thing!

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IKEA Trip

ikea fake orchid in red metal pot and fake daisy in basket pot

Unfortunately I woke up with a really bad headache. I decided to go to IKEA anyways, without taking Advil first. Mistake. But it worked out OK. I got everything I went for! I can’t WAIT to install the new track lighting kits I got for the girl cave & master bedroom, and the new firefly LED chandelier I got for the girl cave.

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The Story of Us

me and jim on our deck overlooking the ipswich river

In honor of Valentine’s Day [our fourth!], I decided to tell the story of “us”. As in Jim & I. It’s been a fairytale romance from the start, with no signs of slowing down. Which makes us both SO happy!!! We’ve both suffered through years of bad relationships in the past, so we were ready for something good!

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The Driveway from Helleth?

our driveway buried under un-plowable snow during snowmageddon 2015

I didn’t think so. But apparently we have the driveway from Hell. After Tuesday’s storm, where we got slammed with 28″ of snow and 60mph winds [all within about 12 hours], we waited for our normal plow guy to come. And waited. And waited. Jim finally called him Wednesday afternoon and was like “dude, where art thoueth?” [he didn’t really say it that way, but in my head he did] and the plow dude was like “I shall arriveth to thy house by 6pm”.

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OMG eBay.

pile of things to sell on ebay

Another weekend gone with no DIY to show for it. Meh. But, like last weekend, I was still very productive! I don’t know why that’s important, but it is… otherwise I have “OMG I did NOTHING this weekend!” guilt, which plagues me all week. So as I sipped my tea Saturday morning, I thought about all the things I could do.

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The Living Room is 47 Degrees. Yay.

the living room is 47.8 degrees F!

This is what happens when you come home from work on not just the coldest day of THIS year, but also of LAST year, and find that your husband [with all the best intentions!], has turned the heat down to 50°. In my experience, when it’s 7.7° degrees outside, with a -30° windchill, and you live in a drafty house, you bite the bullet and leave the heat set at around 65° so it’s at least bearable when you get home! Extra money down the drain be damned!

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Home for the Holidays

christmas tree 2014 with presents and rat cage

For the first time, like, ever, I’m not traveling for Christmas. Hubby and I are going to spend the day in our pajamas, sprawled on the couch, watching Christmas specials and gorging ourselves on vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner [it was so good at Thanksgiving I’m making it again!]. We usually fly to Florida to spend the holidays with our families [who live about 10 minutes apart in SW Florida]. But this year we flew to Florida early

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