Friday, December 6, 2013

My Happy Place?

I went to two grocery stores today and wandered around. Two. It's this weird thing I do. I'm somehow comforted by grocery stores. I buy groceries like other girls buy clothes or shoes. 

I guess this goes back to the five years I spent working summers (and after college) at a grocery store. I guess it's my happy place? I don't even know what to make of this :)  I feel like I should spend some time one day writing down some funny stories from my days at the grocery...there are some great ones.

I'm SO glad it's Friday. Like, SOOOOO glad. I've not be this "TGIF" in quite a while :P Work is just NONSTOP. I guess many people might mentally 'check out' of a job they know they are leaving, but not me. I have this innane sense of responsibility. Since I've been with my company since it's start, I have a lot of pride in it and I want to make sure I leave things as easy as I can for my coworkers. Gosh, though, it's so much work. There is SO much to do before I go!! 

Christmas is coming and I'm just NOT ready. Not ready at all. I'm overwhelmed this year. The wedding and now getting ready to travel and packing up our apartment...Christmas? I just, can't. I can't. Trying trying though. I strung up some colored ball lights in my kitchen tonight, despite the fact that I'm supposed to be packing stuff away, not taking stuff out :D I've done a tiny bit of online shopping. Anyone want to throw some gift ideas my way?

Christmas, work, changing my name, packing up all my belongings, trying to plan a world trip...whew. I'm wiped out. TGIF. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some grocery store aisles to go weave through and find my zen.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

California Bridal Shower

My best friends (and bridesmaids) in California threw me a lovely garden tea party for my third bridal shower. It was a nice way for me to celebrate with the girls from California that couldn't attend my wedding.

Years ago, I found a collection of my great grandmother's old hats. I brought these to California for the party :)

Everyone brought a dish and we enjoyed a warm and wonderful afternoon under the sun.