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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hi! I'm not dead. Are you still reading?

{I probably wouldn't be.}

{Okay, I would, because I read most of my blogs in my Google Reader... and it would let me know that I had risen from the dead and actually posted.}

I'm going to whine for a second, ok? Bear with me.

I have so much to do. I'm feeling very overwhelmed. {And apparently that makes me write in short sentences.}

I just got back from a great time in West Virginia catching up with some very dear family & friends. However, those kinds of trips are the exact opposite of a relaxing vacation. I booked myself from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. almost every day. It was such a sweet time, but so exhausting, too! But really -- who drives 6.5 hours to go home to sit on the couch?? {Not me, obviously. But I kind of wish I did....}

Thanksgiving is almost here. And then Christmas. But before that, Wes's graduation! Let me stop whining long enough to tell you how proud I am of my dear hubs. He's pushed his way through a 90+ hour master's degree in a mere six semesters. He works hard and does well -- and still manages to work at Starbucks, be a leader at our church, and snuggle me in his spare time. What a guy! He'll be starting a ThM (a one-year Master's degree) in the spring, graduating again next December [2011], and then it will be on to a PhD... somewhere. He's like the Energizer Bunny, seriously. He amazes me!

There's so much cleaning, decorating, shopping, and planning to do in this season. You know? Not to mention working -- well, a little bit. :) I've been absolutely blessed with a marvelous coworker who graciously lets me have a lot of time off. Did I mention that we'll be off from December 18-31 for Christmas?! It will allow us a lot of time with both of our families, and for that, we're incredibly grateful. But just because I'm not at work doesn't mean the work stops. No, it just piles. There's a lot to do this time of year. I need so much focus & energy to get it done when I'm actually in the office!

Anyway. I have a lot to be thankful for. I should probably be writing about that instead of complaining! I'm have no reason to complain when it comes down to it... this is the life I've chosen for myself. I just wish I was equipped to handle it better. For some reason I am a lot more... fragile? at this stage of life than I ever imagined I'd be. I'm not sure what other word to use. Too much to do, too much going on, and I can't function. At least not well. I don't know why... and I wish I was different!

But I'm not, so I should probably just learn to deal. Right?

Ok, moving on. Since I'm pretty much bored by this post, let me link to a few things that are actually interesting. :) Link love!

Doggie socks?! This is hilarious. I would totally subject a dog to this if I had one.

Counting today, there are only 8 days left. Omg. {I linked to a pretty funny story about Alicia's friend. You'll laugh, I promise.}

My bestie has a blog! {And joined facebook recently. I'm in shock, really. But I love it!}

Have you ever had a desire to paint furniture? Well, let Holly inspire you! I was never really a fan of the whole "shabby chic" look, but she's made me love distressed furniture. She's really phenomenal. And I kind of wish I lived at her house.

Target's Black Friday ads are kind of stupid, kind of funny. But I'm totally going! Come 3 a.m. on Friday morning, Kirstin, Casey and I will be on our way there. I can't even believe it. I think it's going to be ridiculous/crazy/frustrating/tiring/somuchfun. :)


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