Frar. Dar. Flart. Sarm.
Just how annoyed at me will you be if I tell you I’m 80% finished with Christmas shopping?
Eighty percent! I knocked it HA-OUT yesterday, you guys.
And by 80% I just mean with the kids. I haven’t touched family lists yet. That’s for post turkey. The kids’ goodies, though? Done. Dunzo. We held out soooo many years and avoided video games, so this year we begrudgingly-yet-admittedly-also-somehow-ready pulled the plug and got them the Nintento Switch. That’s the big ticket “Santa” item. And being the freak I am on October 20th I was like, “ORDER THIS IMMEDIATELY THE WORLD WILL RUN OUT.”
I like this age for the kids though. The shopping sort of seems easier, does it not? We’re all about the basics. Wool socks, books, new umbrellas and sleeping bags, basketball high tops, a Simpsons poster for Will, a vintage butterfly poster for Nat. Now that this is done I can think about stocking stuffers, WHICH LET’S BE HONEST, is the best part.
Look, I fully realize it’s November 11th, I can chill out. We’ll change subjects. I can feel you twitching.
(have you started shopping though?)
Okay speaking of Christmas (Sorry! I tried!), let’s talk about cozy holiday books. Have you made a list yet? I typically start reading holiday books twenty seven seconds after the last glass of wine on Thanksgiving day, but in order to do that this year I’ll have to shove the three that I have on my vanity to the side. But listen, we’re not here to talk about my slowed-down reading woes. (waaaah.) Tell me what you’re going to read! What’s on the must-devour list? And it can be criminally cheesy and Hallmark, ultra cozy and Vermonty, or classic New York City focused. Spilleth. I need to start organizing my life. (<–says the girl 80% finished with Christmas shopping.)
Let’s say I were to make some sort of pie next week for the blog. Let’s imagine this together. I’ll make the crust. Crust from scratch. On it. What about the filling? What could that be? And let me just say, this pie isn’t for Thanksgiving. It’s too late for that. It’s just wintery. Holiday vibes, if you will. Something to make for Christmas or just for fun. Help me imagine what the filling is! Cheesy in some way? Savory elements? Or should it be sweet? I am BLANK but I know I want to bake a pie next week, so cast your votes on what the filling should be and I’ll brainstorm based on your answers. This will be fun!
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It’s a wild one over here. French Market lunch with a bestie today. Possible bday drinks with another bestie this evening, if she gets over food poisoning. (come on, Ash!) Girl Scouts DANCE PARTAY tomorrow night with all the besties (oh, I’ll show you), and then a cozy football-watching-card-game-playing-crockpot-slurping day with more besties on Sunday (none of us are into the Chiefs, so we’re going to be not-into-the-Chiefs together), followed by Nat’s first basketball game Sunday afternoon! Okay, say all that back to me.
From this week, in case you missed it::: Vegetable Minestrone! An absolute stress-free comfort. You will cry. And then our Missouri Road Trip! Tons of links for you, in case you get the itch for a road trip.
Okay, you guys. Pie filling – sweet or savory? Interesting or classic? And books! Please tell me what’s on your embarrassing holiday list. I live for this.