I DOWNLOADED XKIT LIKE AN HOUR AGO AND IT IS LITERALLY THE GREATEST THING TO HAVE ON TUMBLR EVER. JUST SAYIN’.
Also, I survived my outing in the truck. I only went a block and back and fishtailed the whole time… but i made it.
I’m stuck at home with a manual truck and an inkling to go shopping. I’ve only driven a stick-shift once, and it was over a year ago.. not on fresh snow. If I die, tell my husband I love him.
Not cut… stab. I slammed my hand down on top of a sensor pin and it went all the way in.
It had notches in it so when I pulled it out it was like pulling a barb out of my palm. Whee! It didn’t hurt too bad immediately but it hurts like holy hell now. :<
Also I miss you guys and we need to hang.
my hand hurts so much oh mY FREAKING GOD
- Coming together as a family. I was so high strung that Thanksgiving wasn’t going to go well, but it was fantastic and it was great to see everyone sitting together. I even got to see my uncle, who I haven’t see in over a year.
- Everything I’m fortunate enough to have. A loving family, a roof over my head, good food, an amazing husband. I know that I complain a lot and that I drool over clothes and expensive things that I “need to have to continue living”, but I really am thankful that I have what I do. I feel like I take certain things for granted a lot of the time, but when I step back and look at the full picture, I know that I am truly blessed.
- As much as I dislike Black Friday and all of the twisted values that come with it, I’m glad that my split between Thanksgiving and BF went well. It wasn’t crazy nuts and I didn’t get screamed at. Overall, despite being extremely exhausted, I can’t complain.
- On a more selfish note: ~cyber monday deals~
- Functioning cars. My car is a piece of crap but at least it gets me where I need to go.
- My husband finally gave in and got a tumblr. Which means we can geek out over posts on tumblr together and he won’t think I’m crazy because he’ll actually know what I’m talking about. This makes me very happy. :)
- I’m glad there are still some decent people that don’t try to break you down and kick the crap out of your opinion when it’s different than theirs. If you’re my friend, I want to enjoy our time together, not get shit thrown at me for having an opposing opinion that isn’t going to change. I haven’t and don’t attack you for your opinion, why would you do so to me?
- I’m really happy to be where I am in life. Roman and I had a conversation about where we thought we would be if we hadn’t met each other. Although I had some great friends before we were together and lost a few of them down the road, it still makes me nervous thinking about the path I was going down back then. I feel like it wouldn’t have ended well. Things now are a lot different than they were four years ago, for both of us. And I’m very thankful for that.
- The Wicked soundtrack. Never ceases to amaze me and make me want to bawl my eyes out.
- I feel like I say this every time I make a list, but cats. Especially my cats. They always brighten my day. What can I say?
Guys, I just want to buy all of the clothes. ALL OF THEM. INFINITE WARDROBE.
The fact that Thanksgiving is immediately followed by, and is being swallowed by, Black Friday, is incredibly irksome to me. You finish spending a day being grateful for everything you have, and then, with extreme hypocrisy, become consumed with greed a moment later- trampling those in your way in a mindless horde to save a dollar on an item you’ve lusted after.
And the worst part? While the trampling ends, the mindset continues until New Years. And every year, the season expands.
So, trample each other, do the world a favor.
I’m bunkered down with my cats and gats, watching the world slowly burn.
- When someone goes out of their way to make you feel better when you’re upset.
- A long, hot shower after being a greaseball for the last few days.
- Meeting up with old coworkers. Some women I used to work with earlier this year came into the store and visited me today! It was awesome to see them, and they couldn’t stop exclaiming about how happy they were to see me in a job that I enjoy and really suits me.
I really want to put a holiday tree up this year. We’ve not done so for two years, because Kittens of Chaos. The RealHusband has doubts about the safety of a tree this year, what with Vlad’s favorite game being "stalk, ambush, and wrestle the kitchen chairs into submission".
Inspiration for your Halloween Christmas Tree.
Can’t wait to put up our Halloween Christmas tree again this year! :)
- Recently, my husband and I spent the night with some friends. The guys played a card game up in the living room while the three of us girls sat and talked jobs and high school and past relationships in the basement. Eventually we moved out to the car so one of the girls could smoke a cigarette, and our three-person conversation quickly morphed into a huge, two-person rant about one girl’s boyfriend. I spent five hour listening to them go on and on about their relationship problems. Honestly, I’m not complaining, I learned a lot about my friends and I even tried my best to pitch in some advice, but after awhile I ended up just sitting back and listening. Anyway, my point is, listening to the endless list of problems in their relationship made me SO thankful for how effortless and problem-free my relationship is. I don’t think I could think I could be in a relationship for years with those kinds of problems, it would stress me out WAY too much to be able to do anything but cry. Thank God that I’m in a happy, healthy marriage with a man that is so perfect and amazing. Sorry for babbling, I’m just happy I have someone that I don’t constantly complain about.
- Despite that very long, arduous conversation, we hung out with friends until three o’clock in the morning, which we haven’t done FOREVER. It was awesome and a ton of fun, and I spent a good hour kicking butt at N64 Super Mario Bros, which has always been one of my favorites. It’s always good to spend so much time with friends after not seeing them in awhile, and not even realize that you’ve spent eight hours together.
- FREE PIZZA. Or five dollar pizza, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY FREE.
- Mountain Monsters. Haven’t seen it? Watch it. It’s goddamn hilarious. We watched the episode where all the fat hillbillies are trying to chase the Moth Man.
- Rewatching old episodes of How I Met Your Mother. It makes me wish that seasons eight and nine were even half as good as the original seasons.
- Sleeping in together and cuddling all morning. We never get to do that any more. This last Sunday was the second Sunday in a row that we’ve had off together!
- Chicken and Gnocchi soup.
- Warm, clean sheets.
- Taco Tuesdays!
- Old Disney classics.
- My parent’s homemade pizza. It’s got whole wheat crust and it all real food, but it’s so unhealthily delicious!
- Buying delicious foods at the grocery store. I love grocery shopping!
- NOT spending a ridiculous amount of money at the store.
- Spending a day watching old childhood favorites on Netflix.
- Bitchin’ finds at the thrift store.
- When he gives me kisses and tucks me in so I can sleep in a little.
- Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated! It’s surprisingly awesome! So many horror movie references.
- Finding new, delicious recipes to cook.
- Family road trips.
- Cuddling with kittens! Never ending love! :D
- DIY Christmas gifts! I’m getting pretty excited for this holiday because we’re going to try to make as many of our family’s gifts as possible.
- Geeking out over fandoms at work.
- Making plans with friends. It feels good to have someone to spend time with on your days off.
- Finally checking a long overdue task off your growing to-do list. I finally compiled all of my recipe scraps and made a recipe book/binder! Color coordinated and everything IT’S SO AWESOME!
- Late night combat lessons. Last night I learned how to escape getting pinned down by an attacker and how to dislocate their arm. Yay!
For the first time in a long time, I actually got out of the house and hung out with someone one-on-one. That hardly ever happens; just the thought of it makes me so nervous. She recently went through a break up, so we hung out to take her mind off of it. Which also made me a little bit nervous. I love to be there for friends, I want nothing more than their happiness, but I don’t know how to console anyone. I just don’t know what to say.
However, we had a lot of fun driving around town and relaxing at my house. It felt really good to actually interact with someone who wasn’t my husband or a customer. I feel like I should probably do it more often. I’d have more to do on my days off than sit on my butt, that’s for sure.
- The original 1969 Scooby Doo, Where Are You? series.
- The beauty of smoke rolling through the air.
- Leaf pile battles (I lost horribly and almost got my keys thrown in the trash).
- Getting your money back for things you never used. Made $53 back today, and maybe $25 more tomorrow!
- Spiked cider.
- Movies that you can recite every line to.
- Warm, homemade meals on crisp fall nights.
- Nose kisses.
- Cuddling up on the floor together and watching movies until we fall asleep.
- CATS CATS CATS
- Days spent watching lots of Supernatural.
- When new recipes come out perfectly!
- The warmth and lovely smell of laundry straight out of the dryer.
- The beauty of the first snow (although I really despise winter).
- Knowing you’ll always have someone to fall back on, no matter what happens.
- All of those men and women, including my husband, who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe. I know it’s a day late, but thank you to all of the veterans, we wouldn’t be here without you.
- Nights full of video games, lots of laughs, a couple beers, and good friends.
- Hour-long, massively in depth conversations about random, off the wall topics.
- Photo sets and stories that you happen across that restore your faith in others.
It’s a struggle sometimes to get out of bed in the morning and to trudge through the day when I’m thinking “is it really worth it?” But there are little things everyday that make me happy that I’m alive, that I didn’t call in sick and stay in bed all day. I’m trying to be less recluse, to get out there and interact with the world. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.
I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. Just to make a list of random little things in life that make it worth living. I figure Thanksgiving time is a good enough time to start. I’d like to do two or three a day, but I’m really bad at keeping up with daily tasks like this. We’ll see. So, here’s days one through eight.
- Waking up next to the my absolute favorite person on this planet.
- Three adorable, cuddly cats that love me unconditionally.
- Days off spent cuddled up next to the fireplace under a warm blanket and some coffee.
- Kind compliments from strangers.
- Singing your favorite songs at the top of your lungs because you can.
- Finally getting to go see Wicked after wanting to for ten years. Literally the most breathtaking show I’ve ever seen.
- Nights full of laughter and plenty of pictures to remember it by.
- The colors of fall.
- Amazing coworkers that make it fun to go to work.
- A cozy little house for just the two of us in perfect little neighborhood.
- Cooking meals that I know my husband loves.
- The smell of incense on a brisk fall night.
- When there’s a sale on the groceries that you need for the week!
- Long talks on the phone with mum or grandma.
- Strangers with a great sense of humor.
- The nurse that had to draw my blood this morning who was so sweet and understanding. I’m terrified of medical needles and have never had my blood drawn, and even though I was scared, she made the process as calmosting and comfortable as possible for me.
- Early mornings off together. Especially my husband and I actually get out and be productive