I'm baaaack, blogworld! We so loved having my parents in the city with us to experience all the magic that is Manhattan at Christmas. I thought I'd give you a little list of things dancing around in my head to tide you over a bit while I edit some fifty'leven pics to share with you. Plus my brain is only operating in List Mode these days, so a list it will be. Sound good? Let's do it.
No. 1 I have missed you guys! Being away from the blog and the twitter is nice once and a while, but I am happy to be here talking it up with you all again.
No. 2 Speaking of twitter...Twitter is like texting all your blogfriends that you would text if they were your real life friends. And then some of them even become your real life friends and the lines get blurry, but I digress. Back to twitter. I was so skeptical and all why do I need to know if you are going to the bathroom at Starbucks at 4:09pm? And then this lady talked me into joining and I've never looked back. If you are on the fence, just do it and then tweet me when you go to the bathroom at Starbucks.
No. 3 We won a turkey. It's a long story, but here's the evidence. All 15 pounds of it.
No. 4 My mom being in town means J got a much needed haircut. I make an okay substitute, but she's the real haircutter for the men in the family.
No. 5 My mom and dad being in town also means fried cornbread and deviled eggs. To accompany the free turkey, obvi. South Alabama food at it's finest.
No. 6 Vintage Christmas lives on. I have a garland on my little tree. My dad and I made it out of cranberries and oranges. I love it so.
No. 7 Christmas cards have started filling our mailbox making me a giddy mess. They have taken up residence in our entry so I can see all the merriment and glad tidings on my way to and fro.
No. 8 I found this purse moonlighting as a camera bag and I am officially in love. You can find it here. Ahem, Christmas hint.
No. 9 I'm still working on some Christmas gift creativity. And if I make a success of it, I will definitely show you the fruits of my labor. If it's a bust, just pretend I never said anything.
No. 10 Speaking of fruit, I promise not to leave you hanging with anymore posts about pineapples for a while.
No. 11 I'm going to hang with this friend tonight. She's one of my blog friends turned real life friend and now she's on the twitter train, too. I think there will be baking and wine drinking invlolved.
No. 12 I hope we're still friends, blogworld. I like you too much to quit you. Plus, you've given me some pretty legit friends out of this deal. Ones that email you after they put their kids to bed and make you cry a million happy tears and make wish you could reach out and hug'em. Thanks for that.