Monday, November 29, 2010

Week 48

Hi Shanon!
How are you doing? I hope your thanksgiving was lovely.

I really wish you could see what it looks like around here right now. It's been snowing like crazy here for a couple of days so right now everything is covered in fluffy, white snow (I know snow is said to be white but that isn't always the case... I'm thinking about dog pee, exhaust gas and other stuff that can discolour it!). In my photo this week you can't actually tell that there is that much snow but I just liked the warm tones in the background, they make me think of a Hawaiian sunrise somehow :) Anyways, I really like this weather, because it's getting me even more into a Christmas mood and that's where I'm longing to be right now :) I'm really having trouble imagining that Christmas is less than a month away, this fall has just flown by so incredibly fast! I started decorating a bit today, it is the first Sunday of Advent after all. Sometime this week when I feel up to it I'll go down to the basement and haul up our cardboard box full of Christmas stuff and do some real decorating. Since Martin won't be home he can't object to me putting up the vintage peach coloured Advent star (that he thinks is really ugly) in the window :)

Aside from thinking about Christmas I haven't really done that much this week. Martin got sick on Sunday night, right after we'd been to see the new Harry Potter movie. He got some sort of stomach flu that lasted for three days. Just when I thought that I was safe I got it too. I had been waiting outside for the bus in the freezing weather for about 10 minutes and I thought that was the reason why I was so cold when I got home. Then after a few hours when I laid in bed fully clothed with two duvet covers, and a blanket - plus I had a heater thing to warm me up and I was still so cold that my skin hurt, I kind of got that there was more to it than just being a bit chilled... But after a few days of misery I'm all good again :)

All the best to you!



Hiya Moa!
I hope your week was great and that your weekend was as relaxing as mine. =)

Since it was a holiday weekend here in the U.S., we took advantage of the time and got out of town! First there was a birthday party Wednesday night, then lots of eating Thursday (Thanksgiving) at Ben's grandparents, and a little shopping and lots of laying around under blankets on the couch watching college sports the rest of the time.
I should add at Ben's grandparents, besides eating, we also watched home movies from when Ben was a baby, up until he was around 7. It was crazy to think that that's all to come again. =)
I think my favorite part of the time away was simply being out of our messy house. Every day I have "clean/organize house" on my to-do list, but so much of the mess is just displaced things from our basement renovation, that I really have to just ignore it all the best I can. But having so much "in the wrong place" gives me crazy anxiety. I hate having big messes. So, it was relief not to see it all weekend!
My postcard is the all the traffic trying to get out of the cities on Wednesday. We meant to leave sooner, but I'm pretty slow and unorganized these days. Haha


  1. Love how our colors match Moa! =)
    Sorry you guys have been feeling sick. I bet if there were Christmas decorations around your place, it would help fight these viruses away. ; )

  2. Oh, it sounds so great to have a pre-holiday before Christmas to get into the laying-under-blankets-spirit :)

    I do think you're right about the decorations, I'm really getting into Christmas early this year for some reason :)