Its December again, and again I find my self being shocked at the fact. But Christmas yeh! I am into it this year, with lots of decorations and xmas music, and baking, and all the fun things that the holiday brings. The one thing that is really getting my goat though is the absence of snow. Where the heck is all the snow! It's been way to warm out and that in itself is diving me crazy so I am just gonna wait, hope for the best, and again fantasize about living in Alaska. (the mr would never have it)
Not a lot happened this week. Looked at some land, cleaned up the yard some more, but It feels like we have spent more time dealing with people over phone calls and tons of paper work then anything. Shit that needed to be done and did, but now I am starting to think about and dread tax season....It's going to mother f-ing suck. So I am trying not to think too much about it yet, especially with this new tax plan shit. I mean, what the hell does this mean? I am so confused already.. Blah, stupid taxes.. Other then that, Barb came over for an afternoon of picture taking for her senior picture, which was really funny. I have never experienced senior pictures before (I didn't get mine done) and before our photo shoot, I googled senior photos and what the? Why does everyone want to hug a tree or sit on a railroad track? I wasn't really into that look, but if that was what she wanted (it wasn't what she wanted) We did do a little tree hugging, tall grass squatting, (no rail road tracks though), but in the end I got a good Barb one, one without tree hugging or anything to cheesy, just a big ass smile. A real picture and I love it and hope she loves it too. Then after that we had tacos with Miley and Judah and went for a small Christmas light drive. We sure d know how to have some good times.
We got out Christmas tree!!! A drive to the ranger station to get our tag then a drive into the mountains for the hunt. We parked, got out of a car and within 5 minutes found a really good looking tree. Way to easy, we hiked around for an hour, checked out a sweet beaver damn, and got all sorts of scratched up before we went back to the tree we first saw.It really was a nice looking tree. The mr cut it down, threw it on the car, and off we went. Now the tree is in it's stand, covered in lights, and last night we did our traditional popcorn stringing while watching Elf. I dehydrated some orange and apple slice to hang and dug out the box of ornaments. I told the littles that they could help decorate so I am eating until they come over to finish which is fine with me because honestly I don't mind a very minimally decorated tree. And it's less shit for the cat to kick off.
Today is little So's birthday! 5 years old already. Her party is tonight and I made the cake but I need to finish frosting and decorating it this afternoon. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covered in chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles with one pink sprinkle on top. The girl knows what she wants. Other then that, I think I need to spend a little time getting myself organized , get my secret Santa present ordered, figure out what to do for the mr, and start planning for the mr's birthday next weekend. And take a nap. What is a Sunday without a nap?
Internet from the week.
-Tonights the night. Dance By The Light Of The 2017 Supermoon: The How And When It was super bright last night too
-The Hardest Bakery Possible': Reinventing The Meaning Of 'Whole Grain 100% whole grain everything.
-Its that time of year when we need melted chocolate fast. How To Perfectly Melt Chocolate in the Microwave
-This Modern Home has a Climbable, Ladder-less Bookshelf. I would love a book shelf I could climb all over. That just sounds all sorts of fantastic.
-This had better be excellent, but I am sure it will be. Making it.
-Being a Vegan With Ham-Loving In-laws Is Harder Than It Sounds. Just worry about yourself, not what I am eating.
-These are so amazing. I can't believe they are not photos. Towering Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings by Lee Kwang-ho
-This is what Miley was looking up when she was suppose to be picking out Christmas music. Shittens Disposable Mitten-shaped Moist Wipes That is my niece.
-How To Make A Basic Geometric Himmeli Ornament. These will look good on he tree (spray painted gold of course) .
-Twitter really doesn't like the White House Christmas decorations. Because they are scary.
Pictures from the week
Have a great day!