December 15, 2017

Holiday Bucket List 2017...

Are y'all having a hard time believing the fact that there are only two weekends left before Christmas? Because I sure am! And I don't really count next weekend as a full weekend because Christmas Eve is on Sunday. So that really only leaves three days of weekend time to get everything done before Christmas. Yikes!

I'm finally getting around to posting my 2017 Holiday Bucket List. A little late, I know. I have already crossed some of the items off but wanted to have a clean copy posted first. (Also, please ignore my terrible drawing 'skills' haha). 

 MN got to the GWN on Wednesday afternoon so things have been super busy around here. This morning we have to run into 'the city' super quick to grab a few things and then we are spending the day with my brother and sister in law (and nephew) playing games and having 'Mexican and Margaritas' night for supper (an old Christmas tradition that is being brought back this year). Then after supper we are going curling -  I can't wait! MN has never been before so I'm super excited for him to curl for the first time. He enjoys watching it on tv so I hope he likes it! It worked out so perfect that the local curling club is holding an open curling night tonight. 

MN has to head back to St.Paul on Sunday morning so we still have a couple of days to work on crossing some things off my list in between all of our other plans. Fingers crossed I make a good dent in it!
What's on your Holiday Bucket List?

December 13, 2017

Currently (December 2017)...

Happy Humpday y'all! Life has just been a whirlwind of all.the.Christmas things lately. Between decorating at home and at work, doing a lot of my Christmas baking, Cookie Swap, wrapping gifts, crafting, watching all.the.Christmas movies, etc., etc. the days have just flown by and I cannot believe there's less than two weeks until Christmas - eeek! I still have plans for lots of posts before Christmas, I've just been finishing them up, and first up is my Currently post for December.

Currently...

Reading Sharp Objects. I finally finished The Identicals while on the train a couple of weeks ago and I can't believe how long it took me to get into it and finish it because I actually really enjoyed it. 

Listening to a Hallmark Christmas Movie playing in the background while I write this (Naughty or Nice). And I've still just been listening to my Christmas playlist on Spotify all.day.long while at work.  

Celebrating the Christmas season. I love this time of year so much and I just want to fit a ton of things in before it's all over. 

Watching all the Christmas movies. I signed up for Amazon Prime through Amazon.com (I usually only use Amazon.ca and Prime through it is useless to me because they can't guarantee 2 day shipment to my rural area) right before I left for MN a couple weeks ago just so that I could order Hallmark Christmas movies (I can't get them in Canada and don't have the Hallmark channel) and have them delivered to MN's place. I haven't watched all the classics yet (Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Elf, Christmas Vacation, etc.) because I want to save them for closer to Christmas so all the cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies have been on rotation. 

Working on some Christmas craft projects. Hopefully I'll get them done before Christmas!

Drinking a Creme Brulee Latte from McDonalds. I had to run into 'the city' this morning to get a Pap test (sorry, TMI) so I rewarded myself with the latte but didn't get a chance to drink it all before I had to go to work in the afternoon. I am obsessed with them, I wish I spent more time in 'the city' - they're a total dupe for Starbucks' Caramel Brulee Latte but waaay cheaper so I defintely love that part!

Waiting for a couple more packages to arrive in the mail. I love the convenience of online shopping because croweded stores around this time of year make me super stabby but I hate having to wait for my packages to arrive. Two of them have already gotten lost and had to be replaced. So annoying!

Wearing new Christmas jammies that I picked up in Target. I love them so much! 

Anticipating MN getting here. In the year and half that we've been dating we've never driven to see each other, we always take the train (aside from when I drove with my brother, SIL, and nephew in September for the Jays games) but he decided that he was going to drive this time so I'm super anxious about him being on the roads in the Winter. I've mentioned driving down there in the Summer and both him and my parents objected to it but he decides to do it in the Winter - it makes no sense!

Loving that I only have 2 more small presents to buy and then I am completely done! My Mama is heading to Minot tonight with my cousin to do some shopping so she is going to look for one of them for me and the other one I might have to order online and give after Christmas (I doubt it would arrive in time) because I can't find it in stores anywhere. I have a few more gifts to wrap, hoping to get that done tonight, so I'm way ahead of the game this year compared to normal. 

Making a list checking it twice of what I need to complete for my Christmas baking. I want to send trays back home with MN for his family and for himself and I'm off work Thursday and Friday while MN is here so I'm hoping to get a lot of them finished so I can send a variety of items and then it will just be the ones that need to be fresh that I will do on the 22nd/23rd. 

What's your favourite homemade Christmas treat?