Friday, December 29, 2006

almost 2007...

i hope everybody had a great christmas- mine was nice. joe had a few days off for the holidays- we had so much planned (well, i had so much planned, not sure if he knew about it or not!) but he was sick pretty much the whole time. we did make it to the thrift store, though- i've never seen anybody less enthused to be in a resale shop. ANYWAY- i bought 3 different kinds of little dessert plates. not too thrilling, but better than standing in the return line at kohls for 25 minutes!



so did anybody get (or give) anything really great? here were my top 11 (since 10 is never enough) favorite gifts that i received:



*1. a really soft white bath robe *2. a blanket that i secretly loved for a long time- my mom saw it and KNEW that i would love it, so she got it for us- it has trees on it! little green trees! i will show you later... *3. a waffle iron. so so great. *4. neil young cd's *5. an iPod shuffle, which i havent opened yet because i want to get a nano instead- the wait is KILLING me though! *6. fondue! *7. domino magazine- the current issue is REALLY GOOD! or at least i think it is! *8. camera memory card (who can have too many of these? i always need more!) *9. a burt's bee's starter kit!!! so so soooo wonderful. *10. really awesome white cozy mittens *11- a block of colby cheese and some real maple syrup from my grandpa's "woman friend"- dont laugh! i'm from wisconsin! this was an awesome gift :)



what are you doing for new years eve? this is my first new years eve that i will actually get to go out- i missed the cut off date by just a few weeks last year! my birthday is january 27, just a little too late for bar hopping on new years. but now i'm 21 so it will be good. AND our friends brian and lindsay are coming from michigan, and lindsay turns 21 on december 29 (woah, thats today!) so i KNOW she'll want to go out. i am thinking about making spaghetti for everybody so we all have a full stomach to soak up all that beer (and champagne- my favorite!)



this morning i decided to get up at 4:30 and do the dishes. sounds crazy- but joe had to get up for work anyway, and i always see him off to work, so why not? after he left i listened to some neil young and ate some candy. now i am blogging. it's 5:38- i should go back to bed now.



take care, i will be making my blog rounds today and tomorrow, i miss you guys- everyone has been on break forever it seems!

(oh yeah- this is me eating a waffle made with our new waffle iron. topped with strawberries and fresh maple syrup and a side of bacon. drinking coffee and bailey's)

7 comments:

lisa s said...

happy new year erin! i love the new neil young too....

and you got some great stuff....

jen b said...

Don't know how I have been missing out on your blog. It is so fun. I am ready for everyone to come back from their blog vacations too. Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Oh, this is a great reminder that I need to pull out our waffle maker. We got it several years ago and were on a waffle making frenzy for many months. Then we moved and I don't think we've pulled it out yet! Must make New Year's Day waffles. Yum. And I think the cheese & syrup gift from Grandpa's Woman Friend is lovely, I love cheese from Wisconsin, especially those cheese curds (squeaky cheese!) that they sell at all those roadside Cheese Chalets.

kml said...

yum waffles!
Happy New Year.

Ky said...

happy new year =) you will so love your nano (hope the wait will not be too long!). as i read your list, i was picturing a day of nothingness that would include being wrapped up in that comfy robe, listening to your iPod, while enjoying scrumptious waffles. hehe ENJOY!

Shona said...

yay! glad to see that you had a great Christmas + now we can all get back to the day-to-day + off of our breaks. I won't laugh at the cheese + syrup, but if you said that you got a cheddar head foam hat (+ had a photo) I would have fallen out of my chair. Glad to hear your grandfather's "woman friend" (actually, I thought that was the part I was not supposed to laugh at) had good food/ gift taste. I am an Uber fan of the Mini ipod, but that's just me (+ they don't make them anymore).
HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Katie said...

Happy new year!

Oooo, it sounds like you got a lot of great prezzies! I read your list and all I could think of was "comfort". So many cozy items with the blanket, mittens and cheese!

I'm finally back from vacation and will hopefully be blogging more soon - more writing & crafting are my new years resolutions this year. Let's hope I can keep 'em.