Shake your tambourine
"You blow my head open. Of one thing I'm sure...
I do my best for you I do"
Monday, December 05, 2005

Short Week... YES!
It's a 3-Day work week for me this week! I can thank Liz's wedding for that one! :) It's also freakin' cold... I feel like it went from late-summer weather to winter-winter weather all overnight. Unreal.

I'm so not into Christmast this year. Maybe because I know that I am making a concerted effort to be more frugal. Not cheap. Frugal. That means that I'm shopping in a more smart way, thinking more about purchases, and picking up fewer "goodies" for myself. No fun.

I am pretty much done with my shopping, though. Matt's taking care of his family. I am taking care of mine. I need to get on the stick with respect to home-made gifts. That will be gradual this week and next week. I still have no idea what to get for Matt... what else is new?

My dad is coming up this week, though, and we're going to have our annual "Bonus Gift" shopping spree a little early this year. We used to do it on Christmas Eve, and all of the kids would come. My dad would get us out of the house, while my mom put the finishing touches on Christmas at home. Slowly, it turned into my dad and I going out and buying gifts for people that they really didn't need/want/know existed... Hence, "Bonus Gifts". Becuase I'm not going to be home on Christmas Eve, we're doing it early. Should be fun, and a nice capper to a very busy weekend.

Thursday: Drive to the Cape, Liz's Rehearsal Dinner
Friday: Liz's Wedding... FUN! :)
Saturday: The Show
Sunday: Shopping with Papa

Frequenting...

An Angel Flying
Night-time-musings
shan:non:par:eil
something food related
Amalah
Snarkywood
Opinionista


Feelin' Creative...

ljc fyi
pink is the new blog
not martha


Reading...

New Moon
Stephanie Meyer

Will revisit:
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke
by Suze Orman
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
Catch 22
by Joseph Heller


Finished...

Twilight
by Stephanie Meyer
Best 'Tween Book EVER!
Little Earthquakes
by Jennifer Weiner
Loved it!
Harry Potter 6
by J.K. Rowling
Can't wait for Book 7!
Diary of a Mad Bride
by Laura Wolf
This one made me feel normal
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!
Motorcycle Diaries
by Ernesto Che Guevara
Just OK... not amazing
Fan Man
by William Kotzwinkle
TOO FUNNY, man!
The Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
SO GOOD!


Contemplating...

A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving
The Photograph
by Penelope Lively


Listening...

Eric Hutchinson
DMB
Wilco
American Hi-Fi
phish
Carbon Leaf
Damien Rice
Guster
The Shins
Sarah Mclachlan

Where's Dashboard Confessional?


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