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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Confessions of a Lulu-lover

I like Lululemon clothes.  They are comfortable. I mostly love them for their running clothes.  I am a Lulu-lover.

SO........imagine my excitement when my Christmas present from my sister arrived.  Lulu gift card.  Heaven.  I could shop......guilt free.....yes, heaven.

Sean took the card away and stashed it.  A few days later I was on the Lululemon website and found this.
This is not me

I had to have it.


I knew this was a sell out and I didn't have extra cash lying around.


It took a little bit of time (Sean, take note of the little part), but I found the gift card.  I purchased the pullover and returned the card to it's hiding place.  

It was my secret.....well it would have been a better secret if I had shipped this package to my work instead of home.  

Since it was shipped to the house, Sean saw the package.  But instead of asking me about it, he just sweat for two weeks that I was spending the mortgage $$$$$.  

I finally came clean on Christmas eve to him and much to his relief, I think.  Yes, the mortgage is safe.

I love my jacket.  I love that I bought it early.  I was right.  It did sell out.  How tragic would that have been?????

Now for anyone who says that karma will find me, I am excited to say that since my term contract didn't qualify me for a Christmas bonus at work, my boss gave me a $200 gift card to Lulu!!!!!  I have some left on my sister's card too.  

Shopping anyone?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fun Gifts

My friend Antonia designed and did up this shirt for me and other friends for Christmas. I love her creativity and better than that, follow thru.......
Runner Woman - I LOVE that!!  Thank you. Antonia, you are amazing!!  Love ya! 

We are opening gifts tonight and eating stuff like this.  Merry Christmas Eve!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Funk

Something happens to me every year right before Christmas.  I get in a funk.  It's odd.  Probably not unusual.  And I stay that way until Christmas morning.  Decades, people.  This has been going on for DECADES.

It's this lonely kind of feeling......like being invisible to the world.  I'm tired.  I'm reflective about life.  I crave quiet, yet on Christmas Eve you will find me in the busiest place you can find.  There I stroll through the crowds and deep in my thoughts.

I took the afternoon off work today just so I could sit in a quiet house.  I haven't done this in a long time.  I'm alone.....for another hour.  It's nice.  But soon the kiddies will be home.  The silence will be replaced with chatter about the day, televisions, and music playing.  I'm not really alone.  I am surrounded by people I cherish.  I will feel alone though.  It's part of the annual process.

I will shake this feeling.  I always do.  But I am mindful of the many who feel like this most of their days.  They live this.

Why not take the time to brighten their life, if even for a small moment.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Play In Peace

Like most homes, it's a real treat when the kids just get along.  I have to say, it was nice to see these two just sit together, draw and sketch, and talk about the other person's pictures.  They sat together for more than an hour.  Just loved it.