For anyone who knows me, I am over the top OCD. If my house is messy, my head feels messy. I get a little cranky and panic, anxiety overload. Well, I spent a week following people around the house like the little robot from Wall-E, M-O (whose name stands for Microbe Obliterator). Beep! Foreign contaminate! Beep! Tyler's room looked like a bomb exploded roughly three to four times a day, as well as my kitchen, dining room and living room. Lord knows I love these people so very much, but my little OCD brain exploded! Auntie Krissy spoiled the boys with toys. Every time we left the house, they had a new toy box to open or wrappers to throw away. I think we beat out most of our neighbors combined in the trash department on trash day. Our neighbors probably thought we were celebrating Christmas early. Thank you Krissy for the boost in the Boise economy!
|Can we say BIG FEET!?|
There were so many things that we wanted to do, and did do. Krissy taught me to crochet a hat for Presley, we did a TON of shopping, watched our favorite shows together, made some a-mazing Oreo cupcakes, had a girls only shopping day with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, gelato martinis and pedicures, saw The Muppets, just to name a few. What we didn't do? We didn't spend Thanksgiving together. Yup. Krissy, who was going to cook and bake with Bill, ended up with the stomach flu. Nothing like trying to make a delicious dinner, and your sister is in the bathroom throwing up EVERY HOUR, and poor Bill ended up using my help for dinner. Bill and I felt so incredibly bad for her. She came out at one point to say hello, and I gave her my heating blanket and banished her back to the guest room for the day. The other thing we didn't get to do, midnight Black Friday shopping. Darn flu!!! It ruined all plans for 24 hours. But honestly, shopping Toys R Us at noon the next day was a lot more pleasant. Same deals, less crowd. I have a feeling that soon enough, Black Friday won't even exist. Especially as early as retailers start their "Holiday" shopping. I don't know about your area, but Walmart, Michaels and Craft Warehouse all had Christmas decorations available right after Halloween! Come on people! Let's celebrate ONE holiday at a time! Really!?
November 23rd was our 8 year anniversary... 8 years! That is 56 celebrity years! I wasn't planning on doing anything. I told Bill that I hadn't even bought him a card yet, you know, maybe we should reschedule for when we had more time!? So, Krissy was sweet enough to book her and I at a little Basque restaurant called Epi's. Great food, great people! I though we were going to take the kids, dress up a little and Krissy would be my date for our anniversary. I head to the bathroom to get dressed and fix up my makeup and I can hear the garage door opening. It was getting dark and I was afraid the kids were going to play outside. Bill walks in the door. I had NO idea he was coming home. He surprised me earlier in the morning by putting a wrapped up sewing machine on my bathroom sink with a card! I look over at his sink, where there is another carefully wrapped gift with another card addressed to "Billy Boo Boo!" He bought himself a bigger crockpot and wrote in the card "To my sexy man, I love you!" Really!? We spent the evening dining at one of our favorite spots, Ricks Press Room, then he surprised me by taking me to Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Holy talent! It was one of the most incredible shows I have ever seen! I was waiting to hear someone complain that they were singing about GOD, angels and Christmas. TSO surely couldn't be PC, right!? Another reason to LOVE it! I LOVE my husband. Spontanious and romantic!
Plans for this weekend? CLEAN MY HOUSE (it's seriously making me so cranky), put up our Christmas tree and decorate the house.. maybe get in a nap! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend :) xo