So, for those of you who are busy throwing that turkey in the oven and finishing up the preparations for an amazing meal…THANK YOU!!!
That’s Momma D. in my world.
But she doesn’t trust me with making much. Actually, she trusts me….she is just so damn good at everything that I don’t even bother. I am charge of setting the table. Which honestly, is better, it harnesses my creative juices!
It’s good to have goals, right?!?!?
One year ago, I was freshly moved into the house and was feeling the anxiety of my first impending winter in the house. I wrote a blog post where I managed to come up with a list of 5 things to be thankful for, after a lengthy rant obviously! A year later, I still agree. Granted, my first five were laughable, but that’s the joy of blogging, it doesn’t let you forget anything!
So, I think this is going to be my new tradition. Not necessarily a month of writing things your Thankful for, but just a quick list. It’s good to keep things in perspective.
Here goes…I am thankful for
You. My peeps. My family. My friends. My inner circle. Listen, if you’re lucky enough to be in that world (or really any part of my world), you are subjected to constant shenanigans and venting and randomness. Because of you, I continue to function at a fairly successful level.
Mr. T. He isn’t going to read this, but without him, the storm cellar would have never gotten done. Not to mention, through the process he has become quite the friend and confidant. Thank you Mr. T.
My new fancy window frames. Now, I don’t have the whole house done yet, but they are really making a difference so far! So, that’s exciting. I promise, that will be my next blog post.
Thanksgiving itself. As I have aged, this is quite possibly the BEST holiday. It’s about the important stuff. The people. Not to mention….amazing food. I can’t wait to set the table in a few hours.
This one is going to sound weird, but the entire last year. This last year has taught me so much about myself, it’s crazy! But each and every experience has been amazing and I have loved every step of the stressful journey!
Oh and by the way…. There is a 10% sale currently running in my Etsy Shop!! Check it out! I just made a few more items yesterday, I’ll have them posted tomorrow.
Also, while you’re over there, feel free to post a review if you have purchased something from me!
This is going to be brief….and a bit of a shameless plug.
You know you love it.
So, Etsy. I am imagine the amount of people who are blogging and also have Etsy shops is actually a pretty high number. I am one of them! I know that it’s that time of year to get your shop on…but please consider checking out Etsy. These are amazing people making some pretty stunning things! I am doing 90% of my shopping on Etsy this year and I am so excited to wow people with some unique, handmade wonders. You should REALLY check it out!
Bet you’re worried this is going to be a politcal soapbox rant.
No worries, nothing nearly that serious is going to occur here today!
It’s a guy rant soapbox. More specifically a dating soapbox rant.
What the hell is wrong with people???
I had a date on Friday night. Another winner.
First of all, the dude was late. Because he was getting dinner out of the oven for his 19 & 23-year-old.
Oh, hi umbilical cord….
Amway. He’s late. That didn’t earn you any brownie points dude.
So, we meet at this dive of all dive bars. Now, don’t get me wrong…I LOVE a good dive bar. Great people watching. But it’s hard to people watch, when you are the only two customers in the joint. Meaning, it put a lot of pressure on the dude to keep me entertained. Good luck with that. I am the queen of ADHD moments.
Within the first 5 minutes of the conversation, he rolls this line out.
“So, never married and no kids, what’s the red flag with that???”
I keep meeting jerks like you.
I mean COME ON!!! Since WHEN should that be ok to verablize on a first date (if ever)? What if I had had fertility issues? What if I had been with a partner and something had happened to them? Here’s a shocker….what IF…just IF….that wasn’t something that mattered to me in life? What if it didn’t matter to me that I SHOULD be married by some societal standard???
So, does this mean he doesn’t have red flags???? I mean, hey glass house…might want to watch where you’re throwing those rocks! He divorced after 25 years…and his reasoning was because she never wanted to go out and was a homebody.
Well, let me just stop you there darling. You just met the wrong girl. There is NOTHING I love more (especially this time of year) than a chill night on the couch with my Netflix account.
Regardless. If I didn’t have a fresh beer, I would have bailed. But I went to Ohio University, it’s ingrained in my brain not to commit such alcohol atrocities.
As the conversation continued to roll on, it seemed to level out. It was at least pleasant.
Now, I left out a pretty decent detail. I was highly overdressed for this place. I wore the dress that I had worn to school with tall black boots. This is important, because it led to the conversation about laundry. He asked if I hadn’t had time to change before the date. I simply stated that I had no desire to do more laundry.
I hope you’re all sitting down.
He looks at me like I have just sprouted green warts all over my face and states, “You only wear your clothes once before you wash them???”
Yes. I know. It’s horrific. I like to be clean, not smell and for the most part not spread the toxic germs I carry on my clothes from school to those I love more than absolutely necessary!
I politely responded that, yes, as a matter of fact I do a lot of laundry. Between my clothes, dog laundry…etc..
Now, mind you….he has a dog. A lab.
“My dog has a blanket, I don’t think I have ever washed it.”
Damn, another fresh beer. Damn drinking morals.
Let me get this straight…no, I can’t actually. I have to stop. Because I literally can visualize and even smell what not only the blanket looks like, but for that matter…I have a good idea about your home now. It’s too much. Even for my imagination. Minus more brownie points…
We were reaching the end of the evening and I politely turned the 3rd beer into a Diet Coke (which I could easily take with me…in a panicked rush out the door!) and wrapped this event up.
Time for the most dreadful part of the evening. The departure. Ugh. They are painful. Do you hug? Do you shake hands? How do you send enough body language to a dense lug that you have no interest in being mouth raped?
Yep, apparently I didn’t send enough clear body language that I wasn’t interested in a make out session. Plus, I am learning a few details about myself. I really need to be more secure in myself to tell these boys to go fly a kite and walk away.
I awkwardly got through the thing and quickly jumped in the car and fled. I actually laughed the entire way home and the idiocy of what I am doing to myself by trying to date. So, there is the silver lining…it’s all comical to say the least! Plus, it offers great blog topics!
Ok, soapbox rant done for the moment.
So, is dating. I am crawling back into my proverbial hole and hibernating for a bit. I’ll be back…but I need a break from the lunacy. Plus, there are project patiently waiting for me. This weekend, trying to make some interior storm windows. More on that later!
Peace out peeps!
Just a friendly update. Since I am STILL tinkering with online dating…. I got this message this morning.
I was tempted to respond with a link of this particular blog post. However, I am not sure he would appreciate he would humor in it quite the way I did.
So, how is everyone on this gorgeous Saturday morning?
Last weekend, I hosted another painting class at the house…and oh we are starting to have so much fun!
I think I have found my niche!
So, when I started the classes, I wanted to do a variety of classes and I can’t say that I still won’t. But the masses have spoken.
They like to paint.
So, now when it comes to the painting classes, I basically let everyone tell me what THEY would like to paint! That way, I know for certain, that they are taking something home with them that they will LOVE!
I have got to tell you…I love how creative and talented everyone is! It’s so exciting to see everyone work and encouraging each other to make such wonderful things!
Not to mention, everyone gets to serious and into it!
Next class up…we will be painting on glass! Check out the Facebook event if you’re local and are interested!
Oh and memories…One year ago this weekend was the Open House party at the house!