Friday, December 26, 2008

Belated Cheers

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you all had a lovely day, wherever you were. I'll post some cute Xmas pics of Thing 1 & Thing 2 as soon as I can!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sooo Close . . .

My final paper for the semester is due in about 24 hours & then I'll be done, done, done! Wish me luck. ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Budding Photographer

So my sister's family got their Christmas tree the other day & she sent out some pics. Here is the littlest one, Thing 2, checking out the tree with a look of awe on his face. And yes, that's his huge big brother in the background, looking all grown up & stuff.

Speaking of Thing 1 looking all grown up, here he is at the Christmas store, looking like a little hipster photographer.

Which makes sense, since the little man took this next series of photos. They're remarkably poignant, given that the photographer will turn 3 in February. ;)

Good thing his auntie's giving him his very own camera for Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Electric!

Does a power outage count as a good excuse for not blogging? If so, pick me! Pick me!

Like close to half a million other people in southern New Hampshire, my power was out for a couple of days recently. I was spending Thursday night at The Boy's house in Dover & the power went out there around 10:30pm. We came back to Portsmouth on Friday afternoon to another power outage (since 3am).

However, we kept warm enough by boiling pots of water on the gas range & light enough by burning lots of candles. We also somehow retained hot water, so showers weren't a problem, either. Power came back in both places yesterday afternoon, so we're all set now!

Keep your fingers crossed for all the other people (including my parents & a number of friends) whose power is still out!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Back to the Beginning (of sorts)

So apparently I drafted this post on September 30th, but never published it. Oops. Better late than never?

"Driving to my sister's from my internship site in Boston today, I took a shortcut through my old neighborhood in Medford. I lived there right out of college, when my financial, professional, and romantic situations were far from ideal. As I drove through, I thought to myself, 'What would poor, intellectually & professionally frustrated Stacey (with a broken truck leaking gas onto the road) have thought of today's happy, successful Stacey cruising through the old hood in a bright, shiny new car?'

I think she would be pleased with the way things turned out. :)"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dear God, don't let us be "That Couple"

Both of these comics pretty much encapsulate how The Boy & I think about our relationship-based interactions in public:

(from xkcd)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas Disease

So I've been excited about Christmas since November, you guys. Seriously. I wanted to post this on like November 14th, according to my saved draft. That's some kind of craaaazy.

However, now that we have less than 3 weeks until the actual date, I can nerd out a little (other people are doing it, I swear!). I'm going to be moving at the end of the month, so it's been hard to decide where to decorate, but I'm going to break out the Christmas box soon & get crackin'! :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oops. I can't believe I forgot to post last week about Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays & I've made sure to post about it in the past. Well, there's always time to correct your mistakes, right? I don't have my Turkey Day pics on me at the moment, but will try to add them to this post as soon as I can.

The Boy & I spent Thanksgiving in Massachusetts with my immediate family, which is the way I always prefer to spend holidays. I'm v. close with my sister, her family, my parents, and grandparents & I look forward to the time I'm able to spend with all of them. Now, it makes me so happy to see The Boy getting along with everyone, especially my nephews.

Excuse me, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth from all that sappiness. ;) I do apologize for it, but it remains true. My family & The Boy are two of things for which I am most thankful and I guess it can't hurt to say that, even if I make myself physically ill while doing so. ;)

Hope you all had wonderful holidays! Now for the hot cocoa soaked, tinsel draped, artificially lit extravaganza that is Christmas! (I mean this with all sincerity - I'm a Christmas freak.)