It’s Christmas Eve!

Man, Christmas has snuck up on me this year.  I remember thinking, Oh it’s September I will start shopping for Christmas even though I have three months to go. Yeah, right.  Although I did buy my niece a cute onsie that says Baby Sister and a headband for her parents wedding next year back in October.  But now it’s Christmas Eve and I just begun my Christmas shopping. This morning. At 10am. But that’s okay cause I am downstate at school working and won’t be celebrating Christmas until Friday night, so I got plenty of time, or so I tell myself.

I know Christmas is a time to be with family and not supposed to fret over presents but I hate deciding and choosing what to buy for people.  I want a straight answer so I get them something they want or need, and it makes me feel somewhat like a grinch.

“What do you want for Christmas?”

“Anything is good.  Maybe something for my truck, or a movie.”

“Like what for your truck? And what type of movie?”

“A funny one. And anything for my truck.”

What TYPE of funny movie? I know what I find hilarious, usually sarcasm and awkwardness, and some people might not find that funny. Want Will Ferrel funny or Zoolander funny?   And if you don’t tell me specifically what you want for your mudding truck I’m going to buy you a pink fuzzy steering wheel cover, some pimpin’ dice and a flower car seat cover. Makes me feel like a grinch sometimes, but I want straight answers. Like…

A brand new black ferrari. Easy peasy, hotwheels has that on sale for .95 cents right now at Walmart.

A bumper sticker that tells people to back off.  I saw this awesome one that said “If you’re going to ride my ass, at least pull my hair.” Hilarious. I laughed for minutes. I want.

Anywho, I am spending Christmas Eve at work. Making bank.  We had a lovely family here who let me decorate Christmas cookies and eat a scruptiously delicious KFC meal, and gave me a stuffed penguin. 🙂 Sure beats sitting at home watching Nikita, although that’s my newest favorite show, and sadly I am almost finished with the second season and that’s all thats on Netflix right now.

Everyone have a Merry Christmas 🙂 Or Happy Holidays if you don’t celebrate Christmas.


Boredom sucks; go do something!

I get bored easily, mostly because I like to procrastinate and not do what I’m supposed to until hours before it’s due – my grades with back me up on that.  And since finals are just around the corner (thirteen days and 9 hours, but who’s counting) I think I will have even more free time on my hands. Usually when I’m bored I sit in bed and watch television shows on Netflix – my nephew can even attest to that.  One day I was on FaceTime with my sister and nephew and he yelled at me – “AUNT MANDA! GET OUT OF BED NOW” He was used to seeing my pillows as my background, so it’s pretty sad when a 2 year old needs to tell you to get out of bed. Another person who can vouch for me is my roommates boyfriend.

Today I was in the kitchen making food and he walks in and asks me what’s wrong.  I was dumbfounded for a couple seconds but then I realized it’s probably the first time he walked in and I wasn’t laying in my bed or passed on the couch in my pajama’s at 6pm.

Anyways – so I decided to do some research and think about what else I could be doing with my precious time instead of wasting it away watching Netflix, because, honestly, will knowing Elena really loves both Damon & Stefan Salvatore do me any good in real life. Chances are, probably not. But it’s a good show.

Here’s what I came up with-

  • Create a bucket list. Then share it with me!
  • Create a blog.
  • Read a good book.
  • Clean out your e-mail inbox.  Unsubscribe from the annoying companies that fill it up so quickly.
  • Sort through your closets – make piles for storage, garage sale and garbage.
  • Put photos in an album
  • Volunteer
  • Automate your bills so they’re actually paid on time.  (I hate when people give advice and don’t actually use their own advice, which means, I hate myself right now.) If I knew I’d have the money in my account at that time, I’d do it. But…


There’s just a couple. I’ll think of more.