Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby, It's {NOT} Cold Outside

I do not like cold weather.

To me, this is so funny because the college of my choice...the college that I the town that I seriously considered moving back in the mountains.

And it gets cooooolllldddd up there.

But quite honestly, I can only deal with cold weather for about a week and then I'm done.

I don't like wearing coats.  My feet REALLY don't like "real" shoes.  And I just generally hate being cold.

There is just about one time of year that I will tolerate the cold...and even hope for a little bit of cold weather...and that's at Christmas.  In NC, our white Christmases are few and far between...and I remember Christmases where it was cold, without snow...and I remember Christmases where the high was in the upper 60's.  Upper 60's is not Christmas weather. 

Not to mention that for the past two years, we have been spoiled with snow right before and even on Christmas.  Two years ago it snowed on the Friday before Christmas.  It was just about as perfect as any snowfall in NC has ever been.  It started snowing in the afternoon of the last day of school before Christmas break.  We were able to stay home, play in the snow and by Monday when it was time for me to go back to work, the roads were I didn't have to miss any work for the snow.  Talk about your Christmas spirit!  Then last year, we had snow that started Christmas mid-morning...and snowed all night...and we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland the day after Christmas.  Another perfect Christmas gift.

This year, it appears that there is no chance of Christmas snow.  And this makes me sad.

This is our 10 Day Forecast:

This is NOT Christmas weather.

I need it to be cold.

I need to make chicken-n-dumplins.

I need to make chili.

I need to use my heated throw...Ok, well I have already used it...but it's not really warranted yet.

I need to see beautiful snow flakes falling from the sky.


Maybe next year...

Of course, you may want to remind me of this very blog post in February when I say "I'm tired of winter and the cold"! :)

In other news, all of my Christmas "events" are coming to a close and I will be Christmas shopping/crafting/baking for the next week.  Can I tell you how excited I am about that?

I hope to see you again before...but you all know how hit or miss I am in the blogging, if I don't get here, Merry Christmas to you all!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blogging Fail

So, what does one do when you have a built in blogging topic for 30 days...hoping that this will get one back into the blogging routine?  Well, if you are me, you do nothing...and fail miserably! HAHA! 30 Days of Thankfulness continued on via my Facebook statuses...but never made the transition over here to the ol' blog.

And what do I have to blame this on???  Pinterest.  Yes...I've become a hopeless Pinterestaholic.  And what's even worse is that I've brought my BFF and sister into my addiction. we are all addicts.  Almost every night I snuggle down in my bed, turn on Gilmore Girls or whatever Christmas movie is featured that evening, and scroll through the countless pins.  And my lunch time has now become one big Pinterest-fest.

However, Pinterest has also inspired several Christmas gift projects...which I can't go into right now...because certain people who may be receiving these gifts may or may not read my, you'll have to wait in great anticipation to see what Pinterest inspired me to do.

And I'm hoping they all turn out...because if they don't...I don't know what I'm gonna do! ;)

Finally the weather in NC has turned cooler and I can begin to feel like it's almost Christmas!  I mean, for me anyways, it's hard to be in the Christmas mood if I'm wearing flip flops and t-shirts.  Which, yes, I wore on Monday...and the mountains had snow on Tuesday.  Welcome to NC!

Christmas also means a month of running buying & wrapping.  While I love Christmas and everything that it represents, I h.a.t.e. the general busy-ness of the season.  And everything that I do has such value that it's hard to give anything up.  So...when you see that blur...that's me running by! :)

Tomorrow, I'm very excited to say that we are headed to the mountains to pick out a Christmas tree.  We used to do this every year when I was younger.  Several weeks ago, I told Mom & Dad I wanted to do this again and we decided to go this weekend.  Dylan has never picked a tree in the I'm very excited to share this with him.  Plus our tree will be much fresher than if we pick it out around here...meaning that hopefully it will last a little longer and not make me scared that it's going to burn my house down!  I love having a real tree...and Dylan isn't particular about many things...but he is VERY insistent about having a real tree!  One of the blessings of living in NC is the close proximity to Christmas tree farms galore! 

Hope you all are doing well.  I feel like the worst blogger ever...I never post and I almost never read.  Although, sometimes I read and don't comment...which is probably even worse!  I hope to see you again soon! :)