Monday, January 6, 2014

TWTW - first in 2014 edition

Friday I attempted to go to work, but the train was cancelled and my office ended up advising us to work from home, so back home I went. The ride to and from the train station took years off of my life. I didn't leave the house again until this morning. In addition to working...
1 - I tramped out to the shed to bring the Christmas bins in and began the process
2 - The dogs were not pleased with the 1 degree temperatures
3 - Nor was I, I took to the couch with a quilt at 6 and didn't get up all night.
1 - Welcome back house! Christmas is gone.
2 - I finished Stella Bain by Anita Shreve over a nice soup lunch. Days like this are why I always keep homemade soup in the freezer.
3 - Mae was a terror. She knocked things over all over the house and attacked my earring. But she's cute so we'll keep her.
4 to 6 - Guess which two MFD was responsible for? Hint - it's not the last minute guac.

Who else wakes up with a wild hair up their ass to change something organizationally? Only me?
I purged and reorganized the utility closet last week and Saturday decided to make some more changes. Located in the basement, the utility closet is the entire house's shit pit. It's where things go until they find homes. Since my precious ceramic Christmas trees are too fra-gee-lay to spend another winter out in the shed, I did a final switcheroo, which necessitated reorganizing the crawl space next to the powder room in the basement too. Holler. 
1 to 3 - We woke up to ice ice baby. I guess the outside Christmas decor will stay up for a bit longer.
4 - Our dueling shore town coffee mugs: my Ocean City vs. MFD's Jersey Strong Cape May
5 - I tried out one of my new Christmas polishes: Essie warm & toasty turtleneck
6 - No mummery!
1 and 2 - We're the Millers and wings for at lunch
3 - Geege slept through it all
4 - Gus jackassed around through it all
5 - Beef and bean burritos from the freezer for dinner while I put together a sponsor page - sponsorship opportunities are now live
6 - The long awaited return of Downton Abbey. Lord Grantham is an epic turd. Nice to see Edith getting some ass about her. Can I be the Dowager Countess when I grow up?
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First full week of work since the week of December 16. Let's do this thing. 

January spending freeze people, how's it going for you? I'm good so far. 
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39 comments:

  1. I love the concept of MFD's 'Jersey Strong' mug, but OCNJ for the win. And any time you wake up with a wild hair up your ass to do some organizing... well, you know where I live.

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  2. I wish my office had advised me to work at home Friday. Mine just advised me to get my ass to work by 10. I just finished season 1 of Downton Abbey and that last picture has me wondering WTF.

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  3. BAGEL BITES! I love!

    Also, I'm totally jealous of your snow. (even though I know y'all probably loathe it at this point)

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  4. I got way too excited about the downton return!! I think TV rules my life, but my god is it a good show!!

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  5. I have ceramic Christmas tree envy. I WILL have one by next year! I love your new nail polish! Great pics of the pups staying warm, too!

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  6. I was all about not moving from the couch all weekend thanks to all the snow. I have totally organized a room only to re-organize it a week later, so you are not alone! Congrats on sponsoring options, I am going strong on No Spend January so I will have to wait till next month but I will be sponsoring for sure! :)

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  7. A weekend at home - I LOVE it!
    Christmas is still going here... delivered my last presents last night, today is Little Christmas, and I can't bear to take it down yet, even though it is all totally in my way. The wind today will likely remove all the outdoor decs.

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  8. The Christmas stuff is gone here too but not for the neighbors, I've decided to place bets on how long we'll be looking at fake santa's butt sneak into the kids window across the street.

    That guac looks delicious, once of my favorite things to eat!

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  9. you are so good at organizing. i need to do it. i REALLY really do.

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  10. I need to de-Christmas my house. We came back home a day late from vacation, my lungs decided to quit on me...and now I am full of excuses and have nothing done! Come organize and de-Christmas for me? It is 20 here today, should feel tropic for you!

    I am loving your new nail color. My dogs hate the cold weather. They walk outside then look at me like I am the one who made it cold.

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  11. I love all the snow, but I'm sure y'all are getting tired of it. Sounds like a delicious and fun weekend full of relaxation, and organizing! Hope you have a great first week of 2014!

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  12. So many good things but first we need to address those Bagel Bites. Did he add special seasoning?! OH MY GOD DOES HE HAVE A SINGLE BROTHER?! I told you I wanted to be in your family. I will do it one way or another dammit!
    I'm so jealous that you got to work from home. Pete thought his work was going to be closed today because of the snow we got and I was honestly going to be pissed if he did because I work at a hospital and obviously we can't EVER close. It's bullshit. Go bleed and puke somewhere else, assholes! I WANT TO STAY HOME AND WATCH TV!

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  13. I love both your mugs but I have to say that my new mug really takes the win - Jake managed to find a mug that says "New York" on one side and "New Jersey" on the other. I have never seen a mug with two states on it. One is where I live and one is what I still consider my home. The kid scored.

    Lisa D

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    1. Lisa, you win for best mug! Where did he find that?

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  14. I've spent the entire weekend cleaning and organizing. No cupboard/closet has been spared. I know what you mean by the wild hair! I spent Friday night organizing Christmas decorations. Today, I move onto cleaning floors. It's an exciting life.

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  15. i totally forgot to read your post because i was so excited to see that you're accepting sponsors now and had to come back.

    now. your weekend sounds awesome. and when i saw your utility closet, i thought "that would give steph (not entirely perfect) a major boner". because she's an organizing warlock like you.

    the weather has been shit here, too. snow, freezing rain, and now temps are dropping so fast that there are flash freezing warnings. winter needs to stop being a whore already

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  16. your puggies look about as happy about the cold weather as mine. haha. and didn't read what you wrote about downton. I dvr'ed it and need watch it tonight before I see any spoilers!!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  17. Looks like you did some major organizing!

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  18. It takes me like 3 days to take down out house from Christmas...it's not like we have THAT much stuff...I just hate doing it...trying to savor the last bit of it...tree will come down today...fingers crossed. Stay warm...I would die if I lived in those temps.

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  19. What bizarre weather! 60 this morning, now 44 and dropping. Windy, rain, flash-freezing coming up later with a low tonight of 6! JMJ!!! Any wet spot on the roads will immediately freeze. Lights and angels to all for safe travels.
    A nice pot of bean and ham soup, tomato-y in my NEW porcelain on enamel casserole pot, courtesy of Steph and Mike Doyle! Will get 1 hr of exercise in today! Treadmill while watching TV perhaps.
    Carpe Diem, everyone. Summer is my friend.

    Love your MOMMA

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  20. I would like some of your snow and cold temperatures, please. It hasn't hit freezing or snowed since early November and I'm sick of rain!

    Also, your organizational skills make me jealous. I need to do some serious work to our guest bedroom/office/craft room. It's somehow turned into just a catch-all room.

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  21. My ten minute commute basically gives me no reason to stay at home when it snows as does my husband's Subaru.

    All Christmas is gone from my house. I wake up "with a wild hair up my ass" about reorganizing something every weekend I am home. We are hardly home - only 10 weekends spent at home last year so I make the best of the weekends we are home and I love to organize.

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  22. I will be watching Downton Abbey tonight since I bought it in December (smart girl!) on i-tunes. I had never laughed so hard while watching We're the Millers. Really funny/stupid movie.

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  23. Love the closet, but you knew that. I just realized that my parent's have the same ceramic tree. Just one though, I think that bigger one. It's my dad's favorite, he won't get rid of it.
    I adore Downton. I'm all caught up until the 2013 christmas special, which I cannot bring myself to watch because I'm scared. I know they love to kill off my favorites during christmas specials. P.S. Season 4 is already done in England, so I allegedly downloaded all of them on pirates bay. So I know a full season ahead of all you peasants in America :)

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  24. You can't be the Dowager because I am :)

    I thought since I was snowed in I'd be super productive but ehh... that did not happen!

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  25. I loved We're the Millers, thought it was hilarious. plus, I think Jason Sudeikis is fantastic.
    we have negative temps in Ohio too, stay warm!

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  26. Love how complete opposites the dogs are! Stay warm - and I promise not to complain about my 24 degrees...Good luck at work this week. Let's be honest. It will be hell. Adjusting to normal routine after anything is hard!

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  27. Mmmm...burritos...

    Still finishing season 3 of Downton Abbey, and my Airplay isn't cooperating very well. I might have to watch it on the iPad, which is annoying.

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  28. You have THREE of those magical ceramic Christmas trees?!?!?! Wowwwww. Magical, indeed!

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  29. That sound like a hectic weekend!

    Tallia
    trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm actually starting to thing pugs (well your pugs) are cute and that has never happened before! LOL

    Too bad you went out Fri am and had to deal w/ the snow and train. I hated going into work that day but it wasn't too bad.

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  31. Just watching Downton tonight and let me tell you, I totally agree, Lord Grantham is a turd. LOL. I don't know how y'all are dealing with the cold. It's 25 degrees here, which might as well be -50 here in Texas.

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  32. Ugh I need to re-organize and purge our home's "shit pit" as well. It's actually on my list for a couple weekends from now. Not looking forward to it.

    I can't wait til this cold weather is gone! The snow isn't the worst, but the thirty below wind chills can knock it off.

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  33. I literally can't wrap my head around the fact that it's so cold everywhere else in the country right now. It was 81 in SoCal yesterday! Today it's "cold" for us bc it dipped down to 71. Insane!

    Thanks for linking up :)

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  34. Slowly but surely we are purging and reorganizing. Jacob built some shelves in the garage so first I have to organize what's out there before I add to it, naturally.

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  35. Looks like a great weekend! All that snow and ice makes me want to run under the covers and hibernate until spring.

    PS - I shouldn't have read this post so close to lunch time! All the food looks delish!

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    1. Thankfully all the snow is gone now Caitlin. I hate dirty snow! Hope you're having a great week.

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  36. The New Year is always a good time to reorganize :) I watched We're The Millers on the plane, not bad. And love that Essie color!

    Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Essie has totally killed it this past year with colors. I've had some of my favorites ever Kimberlee.

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