Six Snowy Bits.
Late afternoon blogging on this snowy Friday.
Today, December 7th, is Larry Bird's birthday. Always an inspiration and one of the key members of my fictional healthcare management team, Larry has helped me overcome some difficult moments and keeps my fitness goals attainable and challenging, all at the same time. Larry, here's to you. I hope you got the card I sent. Chris signed it, too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LARRY!!!
In this article, discovered by my always-on-the-ball brother, do you think the redaacted words here are "diabetes?" Scroll down and see if you think this was another case of diabetes leaping into the news or just another moment of (thanks, Shannon) Mad Libs.
Chris and I are starting to work through the nitty-gritty parts of our wedding planning, including favors, invitation design, and the all-important honeymoon destination. Our wedding colors are green and ivory, so I was thinking about little potted ivy plants as the favors. Only drawback to this green idea is that I am forced to deal with over 250 little, potted ivory plants. For you Married Folk out there, what did you do for favors? Since our wedding invite list is enormous (we both come from very large families), I'm trying to think of something classy and simple, yet relatively inexpensive. Suggestions?
I love popping bubble wrap. Everytime something sizable is delivered to dLife, I paw around in the packing materials and grab the bubble wrap. Pop pop pop! I found a website with virtual bubble wrap. Cannot resist it. Wouldn't make my wedding gown out of it, but it's an excellent way to de-stress.
Secret Santa is in full swing here at work and I've been tormenting my target for the last week. (Cannot discuss too much here, as people in my office read my blog and I could end up giving away the identity of said Secret Santa target. More on this later.) I love the holidays. I think this sort of thing is so fun.
Useless Tidbit: When I was in college, I lived with seven other girls. We were hard-working college students and wallets were always a bit on the light side. So instead of buying gifts for everyone, we would pull a name and do our version of Secret Santa. Only we did Secret Psycho, where we pulled a name and pranked that person for the month of December.
One morning, I woke up to find a plastic pile of dog poop on my pillow. Another time, one roommate gave the other roommate fish-flavored candies. And the best bit was when I came home and found my bedroom switched with another housemate's bedroom, complete with my cat asleep on my blankets, which were on her bed. The whole event culminated in a real gift exchange before winter break. Looking back, it was wicked fun and I wish we still did it. Hey Roommates, can we do Secret Psycho again?
It's snowing a ton here today. Winter is on in full effect and I, for one, am looking forward to exploring the snowscape with New Camera. Chris and I are going to try and do some relaxing this weekend, after being sick for two weeks and having very stressful work weeks. There's a new French place downtown that just opened up, and with Chris being a Francophile now, it might be on our list to try.
Have a great weekend, FR's, and stay warm!