So I have to admit, the holiday season isn't so bad this year...so far. I had my doubts, but I've been enjoying the crisp weather, Christmas shopping, putting up decorations, and cozying up in my warm, festive studio. Today my Grandmama sent me some christmas kitchen towels, baked goodies, and a tree topper that added the perfect touch to my sanctuary. My mom came to visit a couple weeks ago to celebrate my birthday early, and it was THE best visit ever. It rained all weekend, but we had a blast anyway. When I got home from work she had my Christmas tree set up, presents underneath, and a stocked fridge! She gave me a really cool ipod speaker system so that I can play music throughout the room, and some new flannel sheets! We ordered CPK and had a relaxing night in, watching tv. Saturday we got up early and painted one of my walls a very calming, light brown color. It is very warm and inviting! We also went to Best Buy to get me a new tv because mine was on it's last leg. Originally, I was going to get a small normal tv, but she decided to go big and I got a 27inch flat screen sony! This is great because you all know how much I love to watch tv and movies. (Am I not supposed to admit to that?) We went wine tasting in paso robles to Bella Luna and Tobin James wineries. I even got to wax my own 72 dollar bottle of wine! :) Wahoo! After tasting we went out to Mothers for dinner and then snuggled up to Love Actually.
Other than that I've just been working and shopping. I went to my work's holiday party at Steamers in Pismo, exhanged Christmas presents with Timo and went out for a nice dinner for my birthday, played secret santa at work, and mailed out all of my Christmas cards! I leave for Arizona on Saturday and will be there through the holiday til Dec 28th. I'll be going to San diego Saturday the 30th to watch a Chargers game with Timo (his Christmas present from me) and then we are celebrating New Years Eve downtown at the ....top of the Hyatt!!! ;)
Now it's time for GOOD vs BAD:
GOOD: winning a raffle prize at the company party
BAD: winning an extra large promega fleece as the prize
GOOD: buying loved ones gifts
BAD: having to mail them since I won't be with them for Christmas
GOOD: fancy cookies
BAD: no more fancy cookies
GOOD: a new TV
BAD: no dvd player
GOOD: fresh clean laundry
BAD: having to sneak into the next door apartments to do laundry
GOOD: Birthday cards
BAD: Christmas cards that say "Oh, and Happy Birthday"
GOOD: playing music at work
BAD: playing Weird Al Yankovich at work
GOOD: New Years Eve
BAD: New Years Eve without a smooch from Rach!