Friday Flotsam


Friday Flotsam

So we have a Wimbley the Wonder Boy winner! But I’ll get to that in a second. I want to show you my awkward Santas that I wasn’t able to Snoopit due to my iphone pukey-duke. Which by the way, has since been fixed. Yay! But they had to restore it whiiiiich means wipe it clean. Lost everything. Photos, contacts, everything. It’s a freaking good thing I remembered to Aaron reminded me to back up my photos the day before it pooped out. So listen, if we text, send me a text so that I can re-save you. I am boring you to death, aren’t I?

So anyway, the Santas. (I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with them) But look, one doesn’t have a mouth, and the other, no face at all! Why am I attracted to this? What does this say about me? Don’t even think about closing out this window.

Friday Flotsam

Okay, where are you with your Christmas shopping? I know we touched on this last week, but I need DETAILS, man. Give me percentages. A graph, a chart, anything. You know how I am with visual aids. Will you punch me in the face if I tell you I have four gifts left? Yeah, I got most of it done before our big trip to Mississipissispsispipii and Arkansas (recap next week!), so that I could drop most off and have an easy December. Becauuuuuuuse, I just booked another video! More to come on that.

You’re like, falling asleep.

Friday Flotsam

My husband goes fossil hunting over his work lunches. As in, he looks for prehistoric bones in creeks and ditches. Hashtag NERD. I would have no clue how to fossil hunt. I see an old paper clip and think it belonged to Cleopatra. Anyway, yesterday he found this beautiful old tree stump on his hunt and brought it home for me. It’s about a foot tall, has a slanted top, probably coated in Ebola, but whatever. I just think it’s glorious! We have not a clue what we’ll do with it, since it’s slanted. Can’t hold our marbles! Ha aha hah ah a aaaaaa. I’ll keep you posted on where it ends up.

Like, I can hear your snores.

Friday Flotsam

“It’s thaaaat tiiiiime of yeaaaaar when you move plants insiiiiiiide, every leaf you’re near seems to saaaaaay, ‘Good grief, woman, may your house be jungle-fiiiiiiiied. Aaand these roots of miiiine, watered aaaall the tiiiime, wishes you and youuuuurs the same thing, too.'”

Oh so you’re wishing me root rot?! Thanks a lot, MINT.

(I am so very weird.)

Friday Flotsam

Annnnd in final news, our remodel is done! Finit. Completo. Done forever! Sort of. Now we want to paint the house and get a new roof, of course. All in good time (and when my wallet isn’t bawling).

In final final news, I think we’re going to take the babies to see mall Santa this weekend for photos. How hilarious does that sound? Oh man, you just wait, Henry Higgins.

In final final final news, the winner for the Wimbley the Wonder Boy book iiiiiiis ilona t who said, “i shop wherever is cheapest!” Thanks, ilona (check yo’ email!), and to everyone else who participated!

Next week will be fun. We’re going to the Shacks and eating meatballs. You dig? Fist bump? We could even do that hand explosion thing after we bump! No? Okay.

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19 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Sarah December 5, 2014 at 9:01 am #
    I am done, done, DONE shopping!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! I am so beyond excited that I already started wrapping too!!!!
  2. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion December 5, 2014 at 9:21 am #
    I have a couple of stocking stuffers to go and I'm done!
  3. Liz December 5, 2014 at 9:25 am #
    I killed my jade plant with root rot. At first I was the Queen of De Nial about it and tried to prop up it's arms with a pencil and it just stared at me like, "really?". I just loved it too much and didn't want it to get thirsty. Clearly, hydration wasn't a problem. Now I am not sure why I felt the need to share that with you. Maybe because I am glad someone else has conversations with their plants?
  4. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 5, 2014 at 10:28 am #
    I haven't even started shopping, ack! Maybe I bought a few gifts for myself?
  5. Julianne December 5, 2014 at 11:23 am #
    Your blog is so charming! I heart <3 I also totally went back and inspected the photo of your santas after you wrote that one didn't have a it just me or is his mouth in his beard? *I'm obviously very busy at work :)
    • Bev Weidner December 5, 2014 at 11:48 am #
      Oh my gosh I didn't even see that in his beard! I hope that's not his mouth. If it is, I feel really sorry for Mrs. Claus. ;)
    • Heather December 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm #
      I was going to say the same thing! It kinda looks like his mouth...but kinda not. If it is, I agree...poor Mrs. Claus!
      • Sarah B December 8, 2014 at 11:20 am #
        If its not his mouth in his beard.. WHAT IS IT? I can't rest until I know.
  6. Natalie December 5, 2014 at 11:57 am #
    I was all "I'm going to bake people cookies and give them a photo of my child and they'll like it!" and this week I decided that ain't cool man… so I've purchased a total of 4 gifts… many more to go. Needless to say, I'm behind. I've purchased 0 items for my husband. Can I just wrap our child up and give it to him? We ALSO have a slanted tree stump (about a foot tall) and it sits outside our front door. Sometimes I put plants on it, sometimes a pumpkin, sometimes nothing at all! But it sure looks cool!
  7. Tanah December 5, 2014 at 11:57 am #
    I'm all done! I just have to wrap everything and do a little baking but i think that is the best part!
  8. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance December 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm #
    Hahaha I can't stop laughing. Umm yeahhh I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet and why break tradition when I can continue to shop the day before right?! Yikes!
  9. Pam December 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm #
    It appears to me the Santa without a face is some sort of holiday hybrid, Santa-Bunny! Aren't those ears coming through his hat? I dunno, maybe I'm seein' things...
    • Bev Weidner December 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm #
      YES. He's totally this jank, skinny, faceless Santa bunny. I'm scared.
  10. Kahala December 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm #
    Where did your husband purchase his mocs? I ordered a pair of baby mocs (Willow and Fig) for my grandson and now his father, my son said he always wanted mocs!
    • Bev Weidner December 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm #
      The moccs are actually mine! He'd rather die than take a foot photo. ;) They're Minetonka, ordered straight from their site! They've got men's moccs, too. I ordered my dad some last year. Good luck!
  11. Sheila December 6, 2014 at 10:01 am #
    I am exactly 2% done with my shopping. Cant wait to see the babbers with Santi Claus!
  12. Terri December 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm #
    30% at best over here (BIG ole sigh....). AND, I've lost my shop spunk. Maybe you would share a few of your "go to / fave" gift ideas? Help us loser elves out.....maybe the next post - "Bev's Go To Gifts"?. Am I being a bossy poodle?... please (and sorry).... p.s. love your Santi's even if there are a bit (good off!)
  13. Elissa December 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm #
    I don't have a single gift yet! Unless you count the vanilla beans I ordered from Amazon to make extract :)
  14. kim fluck December 7, 2014 at 11:31 am #
    I haven't even started my Christmas shopping (but I am almost done with my Christmas cards). I have an Etsy shop and go to the Post Office with oodles of boxes nearly daily and folks are all impressed, "Wow! Aren't you organized... you are mailing Christmas presents ALLLL-REady!" Apparently I am helping others with their shopping... :)

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