This was a crazy month.
Here is it the 15th, and I haven't written one word.
If you live in Natchitoches, LA, and you work at a hotel, you can forget seeing your family from the first weekend until after Christmas.
I don't have much to tell for this first half. I did find a lot of pictures that are saved from LAST month.
Aside from stocking stuffers, I am completely finished with my Christmas Shopping.
I ordered so much stuff online, the Fed Ex guy has my cell number so he knows whether to just bring my stuff to the hotel.
Let's see.....Alabama won the SEC Championship.
And Derrick Henry won the Heisman.
Adorable Lily pics......
On the 8th we had our Christmas Party at Mama's Blues Room.
As always, we had a great time. Scott didn't get off work until after the party began, but he made it in time for the games.
Scott won the absolute best door prize.
Ree Ree's coasters!!
When I opened them, I just couldn't throw away the box with her face on it!
I do love Ree so.
Tonight I went to get the clothes out of the washing machine and a needle went inside my palm.
My question is your question. How does a needle get in the washing machine?
Where did said needle come from? I don't sew.
I am not Betsy Ross.
You wish you were here listening to me complain about it.
I finished this book. A must read.
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The entire time that I was reading this book, I kept thinking "people are going to think I wrote this!".
This woman is my spirit sister.
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We put up our work tree the day after Thanksgiving. Rebecca and Lily came to decorate it. The boss man decided that we needed a live tree.
It arrived Christmas Vacation style.
Scott and John pretty much had to tie it to the wall.
Bailey and Rebecca got it decorated again.....
When I wake up the next morning, I had a series of Snapchats from Ariel-Marie.
Now it's just kind of propped up against the wall.
We are nothing short of a classy establishment.
Bailey turned 18.
Like for real, she is no longer 3. I know I do this at every pivotal moment in her life.
She worked on her birthday, but I did see her for a minute to eat cake and AGAIN apologize that the gift I ordered her had not arrived yet.
So now it's the 19th, and I am enjoying a fantastic day off. Not doing a thing but sitting around in my fuzzy jammers and watching the History Channel.
There are a few gifts that still need to be wrapped, but other than that, I am done.
I don't know if it's the inner Grinch in me, but yesterday was not a good shopping day. We went to the Mall in Alexandria, and I knew it was going to be crowded, but it seems like every person I encountered was a real buttmunch.
In Bath and Body Works the lines were so long that you couldn't really look at merchandise because of all the people. Don't get me started with the women and their strollers running over my feet. There was a woman that was scanning merchandise and printing out a ticket to hand to the cashier. The woman in front of me got her ticket, and then started putting more stuff in the bag. Just grabbing left and right. I didn't say anything, but when she turned to leave I gave her the death stare.
In Aeropostle the woman behind me complained at least 15 min straight about the line. She was bad mouthing everyone to her kids. She was asking people literally running around busy were they going to open a register. When I finally spun around to give HER the death stare, it was not to my surprise that she was a member of a local church.
I just walked out.
And then the drink machine wouldn't swipe my card. I almost went Clark Griswold on them.
Finally on the way out I stopped in ULTA to grab a gift card and another long line, but no worries. Right as I went to pay the woman that was in front of me threw her bag on top of my wallet and demanded to speak to the manager because she wasn't given enough change back.
Ho. Ho. Ho.
But Sam's was nice, I bought a ton of junk food.
And then onto Cracker Barrel.
So I lose my wedding ring all the time. It is usually lost more than I wear it. I always have a general idea, as it falls off in my sleep, or I take it off when I apply hair product.
This time though I really had no idea. 7 days go by looking, and nothing. I am going to have to hear the speech again.
It's been a very busy work week, and normally when I get home I eat, plan on cleaning something, get sucked into the DVR, and go to bed.
I have not opened the laptop since last Sunday.
And there you go.
This was on Thanksgiving Day, but it still makes me snort.
Marriage at its finest
I love Lila.
I love Everyday Trish.
She cracks me up.
Go visit her Photography page.
Let us not forget the time she mailed me Crispy M&M's.
I know a couple of dads that would do this.
Ree Ree's Pepperoni Chicken
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!!!!
I cleaned and cooked most of the day, got dressed, went to my mother's.
The fireworks were ready for Lily, but she wasn't ready for them.
Not a fan.
Me either, Lil.
It was a good day. I cooked!
I made Dill Pickle Dip, which my sister says I need to rename because it makes it sound unappealing. Every one liked it that TRIED IT. I am looking at YOU, Bailey!
I made No-Bake Peanut Butter bars which tasted very good, but being my first dessert, I didn't pack it tight enough and they kinda crumbled.
Ham and cheese sliders were delish, aside from they gave me horrible acid reflux.
Of course, the greatest tradition of all....
Lily was really into it.
Made my heart 3 sizes bigger.
I am probably on a watch list somewhere....
Christmas morning came.
When Lily first woke up she didn't want to participate.
And then she got a little more awake....
And once that first present was opened...
Then it was on.
It took a while. She would take off the bow, hand that to a person. Take off some tape, hand that to a person.
Next year....no bows.
One of the best parts of my Christmas was....
The Nessie Ladle.
I ordered one back on December 8th? 9th? and it still has not arrived. LITTLE DID I KNOW that Bailey got me one.
Look at it.
It gets funnier the more you look at it.
HOWEVER, the unthinkable happened. I forgot it there. Lily was chewing on it and I set it on the cabinet.
Then I get the following.....
And then I get.......like this?
I went to get it.
May I mention on this Day of our Lord, that it was over 80 degrees?
Granted it is always hot in my mother's house, especially with a gas stove, this was just unreal. The AC was cranking out all it could, but we were still sweating in all of the crevices. The worst part is there was no going outside to get cool.
Scott had a birthday.
The big 4-1.
There was pie.
And lots of food.
See you in 11 months.
So that is my December!!! I hope every has a very Happy New Year!!!!!!!
I partied hard.
And by that I mean I watched hockey and went to sleep before 11pm.
I enjoy sports, binge watching TV, food, reading, and slightly bearded men.