What better way to end the week than with little roundup?
(And a countdown to drinks tonight.)
After spending the past 4 days shut off to the world while reading The Hunger Games, I am depressed and confused. What a heavy book series. I'm glad I read it, but it was tough.
Oxford has a local bookstore called Square Books. There's also Off Square Books and Square Books Junior. I don't know who calls the shots, but whoever decided this series should be housed at Square Books Jr. should be fired. Definitely not for kids.
I finally started Christmas shopping (online, of course). And nearly finished in one day. I only have a few people to buy for this year (i.e., no boyfriend) so it hasn't been bad.
I had a harder time coming up with my list of things that I want this year. I'm a giver.
Currently in Oxford, it is 34°. Today's high is 52°. I'm not really a fan of the cold. I like boots and scarves but come on? 34°?
Next weekend, I will be here. Kill me.
My mom sent me a picture of her decorated Christmas tree earlier this week. It used to have all of our homemade ornaments and family memories hanging from it. Since my sister and I have been out of the house for 7 and 5 years, respectively, she decorates it differently.
It makes me sad.
I need a new car. Badly. My air doesn't work. Which means, not only do I not have heat in this 34° weather, I also don't have defrost. It's scary. Thankfully, my sister works nights and gets home right before I have to leave for work, so I have been driving her car. She's the best.
But it still bothers me that I have to scoot the seat back, flip up the mirror, and change the radio from a station that plays this to one that plays this. I need a new car.
I lied again about starting P90X. But I just got so wrapped up in those books that I didn't have time for anything else.
It starts (for reals) this Monday.
I hosted our work Christmas party on Sunday and made potato soup. It was a hit. Thankfully I tripled the recipe, so I could eat leftovers this week. I ate potato soup for about 7 meals, lunch and dinner. It was fabulous.
Boil 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes and 1/4 cup chopped onion in 4 cups chicken broth. (Along with 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, & 1/4 teaspoon red pepper.) When tender, mash up some of the potatoes to thicken. (I usually scoop out a cup or two of cubes, mash what is left, and pour the unmashed cubes back in.) Lastly, add 1 8oz package of cream cheese. Simmer and stir until cheese is melted. It's phenomenal.
I want to go on a trip for NYE. Just down to the coast and just for 4 or 5 days. But, I can't (or don't want to) take Mosby with me.
Should I feel bad about pawning him off on my mom so soon?
Brad surprised me with a super awesome gift for Christmas. When he told me he got it for me, it literally brought tears to my eyes. And I'm not a cryer.
I don't think anyone can top this gift, but feel free to try!
Because a few of these were confessions, not only am I linking up with E Tells Tales for 10 Little Things, I'm also linking up with A Blonde Ambition for Confessional Friday!
Happy weekend, y'all.