Snow after Christmas

First off I want to say I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got everything their heart desired whether it was gifts, spiritual or just having fun with friends and family. Even though I only put out a little ceramic Christmas tree on Thursday last week we finally got in the swing of things. My Christmas party was Friday and I had so much fun that my hubby had to take me home early before I fell off the barstool :o) I was in the bed before 11:30. Saturday was last minute shopping, picking up the Honey Baked Ham and a little hair of the dog at Outback Steakhouse. Wrapping presents and watching Christmas movies filled the evening. Sunday was spent going to the grocery, cooking and cleaning. Monday and Tuesday were spent with family celebrating, eating, opening gifts and catching up. Everyone had a great time! The Furby's were a big hit and totally hilarious! I think I should have gotten myself one :o)

Santa was very good to me this year. I got a new pair of chocolate UGG boots, a Bose portable sounddock (which I have been wanting for years), 2 coats from Modcloth which you can see here and here, a pair of Victoria's Secret flannel pj's with houseslippers, Bath and Body Works goodies, a sweet smelling Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle and wax warming set which my oldest granddaughter had to elbow a lady away from on black Friday (I'm so proud! lol) and other little things consisting of the movie Red Riding Hood, a brown belt to match my boots, some tights, a red rose containing a pretty ring and earrings from my granddaughter and a $50 bill to mention a few. I must have been a very good girl this year ♥   


The day after Christmas we woke up to lots of snow. I went into work for a little bit but they were calling for blizzard conditions and tons of snow so my boss let me go home. Yay! It took me almost an hour to get home. It normally takes me 15 minutes. I don't think I ever went over 25 mph. I do travel a different way when there is bad weather due to all the hills around my work and home which is a bit longer but better safe than sorry. Don't want to end up in the ditch for sure. 


 

I was so happy to finally see my road. We ended up with about 6" of snow which was less than expected but still very nasty. On another note, the house above was for sale at the same time ours was. It had been remodeled and is beautiful. Of course I had to take a look. However it was much too big and expensive for what we were looking for but isn't it pretty in the snow? Around the corner and there's mine in sight. I made it home without any problems but I hate driving in the snow!

 

Home Sweet Home!!

I used the extra time off from work to put away all my goodies and rearrange some drawer space. I warmed up the last of the Christmas ham with leftovers and we watched Elf.  Perfect ending to a wonderful holiday!


I just saw a million birds at lunchtime today...well maybe not a million, but alot!


  Video: PSY - Gangnam Style (My son enlightened me on the web sensation over Christmas after I told him I hadn't actually watched it. We did a little Gangnam Style around the house afterwards....lol)



Thrilled the world didn't end today!


First of all I'm so happy I didn't wake up to zombies or become one in the middle of the night due to the end of the world! We had a menacing sky last night so I did wonder for a moment but I had hoped that with the freezing winds and dusting of snow the zombies might freeze solid. With The Walking Dead set in Georgia they kind of skipped over the wintertime which probably doesn't freeze much there anyway but that only leaves me with no idea how to fight zombies in the cold but the thought they would freeze eased my mind.

 

Today is my Christmas office party so I've been goofing off some which makes for an excellent day! (You can see last year's photo here.) I think the fellows are already celebrating. After today I will be off until after Christmas. It's a good thing because I still have alot to do to get ready for the big day. I didn't have any vacation time left since I went to Florida twice (see here, here, here and here). I also had gum surgery and with taking a day here and a day there before I knew it all of it was used up. It's the first time I haven't saved up any time off in some years. I am reminding myself right now to be sure to save up at least two days next year. I didn't realize how much I missed having that extra time off. I still have to shop a little and go to the grocery so I am glad the holiday didn't land in the middle of the week. At least I have 4 days off :o)



Fadra was not very cooperative in taking pictures today. She kept looking around and wanting to get down.  She's obsessed with looking for the cat when she goes outside and I didn't have time to let her walk around first. Way too cold for that! And besides I had to hurry back to work to goof off :o) Still I think Art did pretty well capturing a couple good pictures. I featured my coat in a former post here if you have any interest in it. It's so warm and comfy. I love it! 

If you need a quick cold sidedish for the holidays check out my recipe for crapmeat salad here.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope Santa is good to you! I saw him earlier driving around town in a gold van and he winked and waved at me so that's enough for me to know I made the "nice" list. What a load off my mind ♥


I'm wakin' up at the start of the end of the world, but it's feelin' just like every other morning before...


Video:  Matchbox Twenty - How Far We've Come (Official)





Music Monday - Matchbox Twenty


I don't normally do Music Monday two weeks in a row but I got our tickets to go see Matchbox Twenty on my 15th wedding anniversary and I'm just too excited over them to do anything else today. I'll be walking up these steps in a few months....I can't wait!!! What shall I wear? ♥


Video: Matchbox Twenty - Overjoyed (Official)