December 28, 2012

Puppy Tats {Fridays with Fred}

You know that lightening bolt stamp I made for the shorts I DIY'd? It was put to good use. We had a little fun with Fred one night.

Puppy tats. Perfect.

December 27, 2012

Not a creature was stirring

Christmas for us was nice except we've both been fighting a virus since before Thanksgiving. It has hit us pretty hard having started with me and then infecting Tyrone and my dad you can guess how much fun it has been. "Thanks for moving in and bringing your disease with you," is what my dad said to me in his caring way. We had other plans for the holidays that just didn't work out because we were sick but that is okay. I haven't cried about it a lot because I felt like that's all I did this same time last year when I had pneumonia for 12 weeks.
Christmas Eve was nice watching my nephew opening up his gifts. He's three so it's a fun age. We had a tissue paper throwing party and rolled around in it like monkeys. I even taught him how to jump on our bed, hee hee.
Christmas day was spent laying around in our pajamas with my parents and Tyrone's mom Deb. We watched a lot of movies and ate till we were fat as can be.
(this has got to be the most boring post ever)
(I'm falling asleep just typing it)

We went shopping and picked out our own gifts this year and I was just fine with that. No surprises. Although I did surprise Ty with the first three seasons of In Living Color. I think he was happy with them.
My mom got the first five seasons of Dexter from my dad and they have been glued to the TV ever since, I swear to God.
But, I really do hope you and your family had a wonderful time.
Despite these pics we did get a white Christmas - some people like that I suppose.

December 20, 2012

in time for the holidays...

or something like that...back on Myspace. Loving the design of it and I'm admittedly more excited about than I thought I would be.

In My Brain

I think I should start calling these segments "catching up" since I've become an even more slack blogger than I was before. I'm still struggling with my new commute and work has a strangling grip held tightly around my throat.

We are making progress with our plans so I have to stay focused. At close of the year it has been three months since we reverted back to teenagers and moved in with my parents so, I think it's time to reevaluate our plans and see where we go from here. Three months has flown by.

And it's Christmas time. The time where I'm usually moping around wanting to gut-punch every smiling holiday face and fat man dressed up in a red suit. Sadly those feelings aren't around much except I did feel the pressure a bit last night and I almost felt back to normal.

You know you're a grownup when you can buy your own Christmas presents and not have any qualms about it.

Sometime in February I'm getting a new nephew and lately I've been really excited about it. This one better not take so long to like me and it will be interesting to see what effect this has on His Majesty.

I miss crocheting. That sounds weird to say, I get it.

I've been staring at my makeup bag all morning but don't care to put any of it on. I really need to because my psoriasis is in full effect so I'm as scabby as can be.

Fred has been incredibly needy lately but it makes me feel so loved and that's how sick our co-dependent relationship has become.

I went to see The Hobbit with my cousin the gorgeous, and super generous Stepmom Extraordinaire, Kendahl. I loved it!! And I can't wait to see it again. I didn't read the book before I went to see - I mean really, did anyone think I would actually do that? Hahaha NO! I have great intentions but intentions don't get you shit unless you follow-through. It did however inspire me to start the damn book so that's been nice the first couple of pages I have managed to get through.

If I don't hear or see anyone of you before Christmas, have a merry one. Yes I DID just wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday too while I'm at it.

peace out


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December 18, 2012

Xmas Junk Hunt

 Holly Hobbie :)
 I have an affection for old caroling angels.


I miss my broken creepy santa collection.

December 16, 2012

Unrest Soul

Our pastor spoke about having an unrest soul today in church and how peace is available to those that need it. I thought it was appropriate and comforting. I am not a parent but my soul was disturbed by the CT tragedy that happened on Friday. I haven't said a lot about it on social media because that isn't my outlet for things like that. I deal with it a little differently but I did want to say a little bit about it on here. I will be mindfully keeping the people of the Newton in my prayers and thoughts.

I hope that I never cause another to have unrest in their soul and I hope everyone in our world finds peace within their souls.

December 15, 2012

DIY Xmas Wreathe {last minute}

for some reason when I went thrift shopping the other day I was out for old xmas decor and I found some cool shit (to be posted on Tuesday)

when I found the mid-century glitter "merry christmas" I was thrilled and instantly wanted to do something with it

wreathe found @ Big Lots for $3.50
ornaments thrifted
old beat-up blue bulbs
wire & glue


not too shabby on the front door

Confession: I'm not being such a ba-humbug this year.

December 9, 2012

The Killers - I feel it in my bones

Probably one of the best xmas songs out there right now and you know I'm digging the creepy Santa vibe.