just in case you were wondering...
currently, i am:

obsessing over: oh-so-many things, to be honest. the top three, in no particular order, are christmas music, trader joe's and crafting. i love christmas music as much as i can love any kind of music. and i like all different kinds. well, not all different kinds...mostly, i love the classics and variations of the classics. i can enjoy an original christmas song here or there, but definitely i have an affinity for the classics. my favorite secular classic is have yourself a merry little christmas. it reminds me of my baby sister cause meet me in st. louis is one of her favorite movies. i've been listening to this song the most...along with michael bublé's whole new album.

for thanksgiving i went to las vegas. everyone but my baby sister and her family were there. we missed her...of course. that's beside the point, though. every time we venture to vegas, we always make plans to go to trader joe's, but we never get around to it. well, this time we did and i'm not lying...i will now consider moving out of state just to be near a trader joe's. i haven't been able to talk myself into opening my purchases because then i will eat them and then they will go away. trader joe's does not disappoint...not at all. and i can guarantee you...we will be hitting trader joe's every time we go to vegas...mark my words.

i made special thanksgiving name cards (which was a joke, and i was tempted to toss them when i was done because they seemed lame to me once they were finished...but i didn't and they got used) for thanksgiving dinner. i also made pilgrim and indian finger puppets for the kids (which also turned into a joke and if the kids hadn't known about them, i would have tossed them mid project, but i didn't want to disappoint the kiddies). and i made some turkey treat bags. the point is, i had fun (even when things went ridiculously awry) making all of these things. i liked the feeling of accomplishment. and the past few days, i have enjoyed finding new little projects to embark upon. i am going to teach myself to crochet via an internet tutorial. i'm going to be making christmas gifts for all my nieces (ambitious...yes...impossible...no). and i'm trying to find something to make for all my nephews (if you have any ideas, let me know). and after christmas, i have even more ideas. it's like i can't even shut it off...i blame pinterest.

working on: craft projects. at this point, they are just jumbled ideas in my head. i need to get them written and formulate a plan of execution. i love it when a plan comes together.

thinking about: what kind of cold this cold that i'm getting is going to be. i feel like there might be a dry cough involved. those are my least favorite kinds of coughs...as if i have a favorite kind. i also can't tell how much worse it is going to get. it got pretty gross and so today i called in sick. i love paid sick leave...but i hate that i feel guilty when i have to use it. is that normal? probably not.

anticipating: christmas. i'm excited to decorate. it's my favorite. and i love that i don't have too many projects to finish this year because i finished them all last year. just a few more things to add...including a new wreath. it's going to be amazing.

listening to: dizzying amounts of christmas music...but 'tis the season. it's totally acceptable.

drinking: water. a little soda. but mostly water. after my excessive soda intake last week, i have had to lay off. it was insane. but it was thanksgiving...and i was thankful for the soda.

wishing: that i wasn't freaking sick. i hate being sick. here is to hoping that it passes quickly and without much pain and discomfort...i mean, a girl can always hope.

what about you?
what's going on with you?

that's all.


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i'm aware it is not friday...it is sunday. and i am at work. and i am bored. and i haven't filled in the blanks for a long time...so here you go. enjoy. and happy sunday.

{you can play along here.}
1. my favorite thing about this week was/is  dressing up for halloween. it has been a long time since i have done that. we had a costume contest at work and it was really fun to see everyone get into the spirit of halloween...especially after all the crap we have been through the last couple of years. btw...i was a rainbow. i have pictures that i am contemplating posting. stay tuned.  

2. colder weather makes me   excited to bundle up. i love bundling up. and i actually really do like cold weather. i would much rather be cold than hot. plus, colder weather means holidays...and who doesn't love the holidays?  

3. three things that make me terribly happy as of late are  early bedtimes...normally, i am a night owl, but i am trying to reform my unhealthy ways and i have been able to get to bed before midnight at least three times this week...yay. co-workers...this week i have had some great shifts at work and it is directly attributed to my awesome co-workers. gotta love 'em. crafting...my craftiness went by the wayside during the summer, but this past week it has come back full force. i have so many ideas and projects planned. i'm pretty excited about all of them.  

4. if i could only wear one kind of shoe for the rest of my life, i'd choose  flip flops. oh how i heart flip flops. but since i live where there are four seasons and snow, i would have to choose flats of some sort...maybe some toms.  

5. my personality type is  entj. i have no idea what it really means...a co-worker had us all take a quiz because he thought it would be fun. we all took it, but that was about it. i know it is extroverted, intuitive, thinking, judging. i guess i am all of those things. yep. okay.  

6. i have a serious problem resisting  chocolate and candy and sugar and sweets. it's a bad, bad thing. but this coming year, i am going to commit to cutting refined sugar out of my diet. it will definitely be a challenge.  

7. my favorite color to wear is  brown. but i really like grey. and green. and denim. because i wear jeans every day. because i'm boring.  

what is your personality type?
you can find out here if you don't know.
did you do anything fun this snowy weekend?

that's all.