Monday, December 12, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters1.  A student in my 5th period class called out, "Oh!  It's December 12th!"  It hit me - on this fateful day, six years ago, DH and I moved into our first apartment together.  We didn't have much money [Gee, that story sound familiar?], we had been denied on our first two attempts, and we'd finally found a place that would accept our application on my salary alone.  It was a humbling experience and we were thankful to have a place to live, together.  I hear it was something in the neighborhood of 650-750 square feet.  It had one bedroom, one bathroom, a single carport, and a single open parking space.  While we swore it would be temporary, we stayed for three years.  It just made sense, especially when DH left for Korea and then Bragg.  I loved that little apartment - everything fit perfectly.  We've been moving up to bigger homes at each home since then, but I miss our smaller spaces.

Source @ Sephora
2.  Today has been yet another productive Monday, despite a headache I've been battling since the morning.  I think it may be my perfume - anyone ever had that issue?  I was thinking over the weekend that I needed to start using up some of my older perfumes that I never wear.  So much for that idea.  The perfume in question?  Nanette Lepore.  The rest of the week should be smooth sailing, but I'm going to cross my fingers and try not to jinx myself.
3.  DH and I had a great weekend together.  He finally got paid at his new job, and while it wasn't much just yet, we were able to have a couple nice date nights in at home.  Subway and Redbox?  I'm game!  We're cheap dates.  I'm eager for winter break, so we can do more of that.  We saw the final Harry Potter, 30 Minutes or Less, and Water for Elephants this weekend.  I even got to catch up on my DVR!  I watched the Sons of Anarchy finale last week - anyone else disappointed?  I wasn't that impressed with how it ended.  I thought we were supposed to get five more episodes, due to the issues between DirecTV and FX.  Hopefully they'll beef up next season.

Torres Mazatlan @ VI Resorts
4.  As we're getting closer and closer to winter break, I'm trying not to think of the fact that I'm staying home this holiday season.  My Christmas is typically spent south of the border, in Mazatlan, Mexico.  The (family) group heading down is dwindling, down to three people, despite the fact that our accommodations are huge this year.  I wish DH and I had the money to go down.  He hasn't been there in years, and fell in love after his first visit.  It just doesn't make sense for us financially, and I don't want to go without him this year, since he's home.  A quick search on KAYAK reveals that it'd be $575 a person right now - yeah, that's not happening.  *sigh*  Hopefully next year!

5.  I mentioned before that we're not buying presents this year...then I remembered that I purchased my official AF photos for the grandmas and my dad, and we found a little sum'n sum'n for my dear friend Trinnie.  Their family does so much for us, it's hard not to want to gift the boys.  I even saw a "My Auntie is the Best" onesie for Baby Tony!  It was really difficult to stick to "the plan," which was footed pajamas.  I love having wrapped presents under my tree - maybe tonight I'll bust out the paper.  :)   

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Mazatlan for Christmas sounds divine. We can all dream, I guess.