Daddy and I went to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame today. We were the only ones there for a while, which was kind of nice since we didn't have to worry about hurrying through it.
This is a memorable spot.
That middle stool was where I lost my first tooth. I was at a friend's birthday party, and my front tooth was loose. We were having Coke floats in the drugstore, and I was sitting on the stool, when I slipped off the stool and banged into the counter, thus knocking my tooth out. This resulted in a meltdown. But everything turned out okay.
Then I went to get my hair cut. It's just been really blah lately. So, it needed an update. When you look at this picture, I want you to keep in mind that I only got about half an inch cut off, a few layers put in, and got it thinned out. But look at the massive quantity of hair that ended up on the floor.
I tried to give you some perspective with the size of my foot compared to the pile of hair.
Alissa and I went to the Hay House today. That is one of my favorite places. I love that old house. And I wish I could live there...That's where I want to get married. For real. Except they have weddings in the art gallery. But I don't like the art gallery. I like the ballroom.
Today we went on an adventure to IKEA. We had never been there. It's like a giant maze. A two-story giant maze. Filled with furniture. It's kind of scary. But I got a new vanity and chest of drawers! Now, to put it all together...Then we went to the hotel furniture place in Forsyth, and I found a coffee table for my sitting area! But I've got to repaint it.
With all my gift cards and Christmas money, I went a little crazy at Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. Like, literally. I bought 10 new books. Plus I already have some I still haven't read. It's a little ridiculous.
In case you're interested:
The Lost Hero --Rick Riordan
Red Riding Hood -- Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
The Lying Game -- Sara Shepard
The Daughters -- Joanna Philbin
The Year I Turned Sixteen -- Diane Schwemm
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 5, The Ugly Truth -- Jeff Kinney
Dyer Consequences, A Knitting Mystery -- Maggie Sefton
Geek Magnet -- Kieran Scott
The Breakup Bible -- Melissa Kantor
The Red Pyramid -- Rick Riordan
I've already finished The Lost Hero, and I'm currently reading Red Riding Hood. It's really good, but slightly strange. I can't wait until the movie for it comes out.
This afternoon is devoted to relaxing by the fire, again. That seems to be all we've done the past few days. It's delightful. Daddy's upstairs hooking up my new TV, so hopefully it'll be all ready to watch when I go crawl into my warm bed tonight!
I realized I hadn't posted a picture of our Christmas tree yet, and since today is still the day after Christmas, I find it fully acceptable to still do so.
We went shopping today for Christmas Eve Eve. It was very crowded everywhere we went, which made it very hot. So, I looked kind of silly in my fuzzy boots, scarf, and short-sleeved t-shirt. But hey, it kept me from passing out.
While riding around, we come across this:
Where else can you buy home decor and human hair in the same spot? None other than the Beauty Queen 98 Cent Store, of course.
Tonight we (my family) had Christmas with Brice because he's leaving tomorrow morning to go to his parents' house. We played Uno, the kind that spits them at you. The whole game, Daddy kept saying, "Back in my day, Uno [insert rule that has since changed here]..."
My beautiful necklace from my wonderful boyfriend. It has my favorite Bible verse inscribed on it!
Emily, Brice and I took Emma, Eli, Sarah Jane, Rebecca, Joshua, and Madison ice skating today. Let me just say, this was QUITE an adventure. Emma and Eli had never been before, but they had tons of fun. I'll spare you a long story and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Emma had some serious skills
All the girls
Eli got brave and started doing little jumps and such.
They both look so happy to be in this picture
But I told them to smile because they love me.
Me and my wonderful boyfriend
The big girls
Emily fell, but couldn't get up...
So everyone rushed to help her...
But somehow Rebecca got in there and fell down too.
I was wrapping Eli's Christmas present tonight, and I found this warning on the bottom of the game:
"If hair length begins to interfere with game play, you have missed several scheduled haircuts. To restore hair-free vision, schedule a trim ASAP. We recommend the mullet for best style and performance."
It made me laugh, because when Brice and I were at Target last night, I saw a guy with a mullet and it reminded me of him.
We had our car ride back today. It was much more successful than the ride there. I finished my book, which was wonderful. And I did four word searches. And I worked some more on some knitting projects.
Today we did Christmas with Mama's side of the family. It was quite fun. My aunt brought my cousin's baby with her. But, since I was sick, I couldn't touch/hold/feed her. So, I had to admire her from afar.
This bag pretty much goes everywhere with me. No, it's not my purse. It's my knitting bag. But you can't see inside it because right now it's got some in progress Christmas surprises inside.
So, funny story for today. And, yes, I promise it will relate back to the knitting bag:
We were leaving today to go down to my grandparents in Brunswick. But both Daddy and I had to work this afternoon. So we didn't leave until 5:45ish. Well, as you know, because of Daylight Savings Time, it gets dark really quickly. This makes for a very boring four hour car ride. Most of you who know me know that I can't just sit still and do nothing for four hours in a car in the dark. And for some reason, I wasn't tired. At all. So sleeping was out of the question. For my entertainment, I was watching a movie on my laptop and attempting to crochet (This is where we see the correlation between the story and the bag). In the dark. It was quite difficult. I could see a little bit from the light of the laptop. But then, like 30 minutes before the end of the movie, the laptop died. I was extremely frustrated. I was not a happy camper.
These two wonderful items are what have gotten me through the past few days. My nose has not stopped running and I have not stopped sneezing for almost four day straight. It's getting ridiculous. But my handy role of toilet paper is quite great for sneeze-catching and my Afrin Sinus helps me breathe at night. I couldn't have done this without them.
I've been using Mama's Nook to read the last book in my Nora Roberts series. While the Nook is lighter than a book and a little easier to tote around, I like the feel of holding a book better. I like to be able to visually see the amount of pages I have left to read in relation to the amount I've already read. The Nook just doesn't cut it for me. Plus, I like the smell of books...the Nook doesn't smell that way. I can't wait to be done with this book so I can actually hold a real book in my hands again.