Catmas / Santa Claus Visits

Is this thing on? Hope everyone had a happy Christmas and got everything they were wishing for.


This is probably not exactly what my cat was hoping for, but he's learned to live with it. This time comes but once a year.

I got a hair cut a couple days ago, just to get rid of my split ends. I loved the hair dresser; we talked about our pets and her dog throwing a soggy squirrel corpse at her face, which turned out to be a stuffed animal. Basically, pets are there to terrorize and love you at the same time.


She even curled it for me without me even asking! Now if I only knew how to do that myself as easily as she did. I set up an appointment for color next week, so I am crossing my fingers. I'm not sure exactly what I want yet, besides ombre.

I almost always wear my hair in a braid at work, so coming in with it down was a surprise to some coworkers the other day. I came in with it in a bun on top of my head today, and one of my coworkers exclaims, "What happened to your hair???? It was so nice the other day." Thanks, sorry it looks like a pile of llama poop today.

I got a HUGE surprise at Christmas. Greg's family and mine went in with him on my/our gift, which is something I've wanted for a long time. When I unwrapped my gift, I found a Macbook Pro. I'm still in shock and so amazed. I am glad we can both use it, especially since he is in school.

Does anyone else have a Mac? I've used one before but mine was a much older version. Any tips I should know about? I'm a little worried about using up the space, but I could use my external hard drive if I need to.

Travels & Curious Foods


We finally returned from SC! Weather secret: it was actually probably 55 in this picture, but we were ice skating so it seemed like it was colder. I managed to not fall down and break anything, or any small children. There were a ton of kids on the ice; I was afraid I was going to run one over.


My uncle bought us this game called Cards Against Humanity for Christmas. Have you played?? This is my new favorite game. We played the whole deck all the way through. If you ever want to bring a game to a party, this one is perfect. As long as there are no kids around. It has the easiest rules to learn, and you can download the whole thing for free online or buy the set. It's funny and super disgusting.


Today was my first day back at work, and we had our Christmas party, which really means a ton of food. They ordered my favorite subs - Capriotti's Bobbie's. It's a sub stuffed with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayo. Some of you are probably screaming right now, and others are a little interested. It is amaaazing - all of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving rolled into one.

I work in a very multicultural environment, so we also had a mix of Philippine and Indian food. I am not even sure what any of that is on the right side, but it was spicy! I am 90% sure that red thing in the middle is not a tiny brain. This was also followed by sweet potato pie.

Happy Catmas


This is Luna this time last year. I can't wait to break out their new Christmas outfits!

We drove nine hours yesterday and are visiting my mom in South Carolina. Luckily, we missed all the snow on the way down. We have been enjoying ourselves eating SO much food.

We dropped the cats off at Greg's parents, because we were worried about a long drive with grumpy cats. We wanted to take them with us so bad, but I don't think they would appreciate it. Do you take your pets on trips with you?

The Blogmopolitan Quiz

Do you guys read Cosmopolitan? Me either. If you want to know why, just read 12 of Cosmo's Sexiest Sex Tips as Presented by Gollum. For example, here's a great tip:

Actually, that one's not that bad, minus the Gollum. These are the truly terrible ones, one which involves sticking a donut onto your guy's business.

If you're interested in the quizzes, though, Erin has posted a great quiz on Two Thirds Hazel that's a lot of fun. Here are my answers:


Shelter In the Storm

Our week has looked kind of like this:


Not that I'm complaining, because firenadoes are a real thing, so it could be worse. Much worse.


 It has looked like this recently, but finally it stopped snowing, and the roads are clear. I did almost fall on my butt this morning walking outside on my way to the gym.


Moving to Delaware from South Carolina, I was so excited for snow. Then a couple years ago, I spun around in my car at least 3 times in a one week span, and I have a different view of snow now. Every time I see snow, I see BLIZZARDNADO-POCALYPSE, and do not want to drive anywhere. I do have a new car now, though, which is a tiny beast in the snow.

Walking a couple miles in the snow to get some Wawa has made me realize I do not own any worthy snow boots. I need to shop for some waterproof boots, 'cause wet socks are not cool. We spent the day snuggling this comatose-looking cat and cooking dinner.


Did you get any snow around your area? Are you a snow fan or a snow hermit like myself?

Looking for Yeti

It's been a busy week/weekend; between coworkers being out and having drill all weekend, I'm happy to relax. Unfortunately, it looks like this outside:


The snow started falling around lunchtime and hasn't stopped since! It was quite a nerve-wracking drive home, and I am still waiting on my man. They let us out of drill early today, but he was on a mission a couple hours out, so while I've been home for hours, he's still trying to make it through traffic.

To distract myself from worrying about him, I am going to join the Sunday Social at Ashley's blog:

1. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

This picture of us at Niagara Falls:


Funny story - we actually have a bunch of pictures like this, because the guy couldn't figure out how to work my iPhone.


2. What do you keep beside your bed?
A book on an extra pillow on the floor, 'cause we don't have room for a nightstand.

3. What is your least favorite chore?
Laundry. Greg almost always does the laundry because I notoriously leave it in the washer/dryer until I remember it 2 days later. Give me something that doesn't take as many steps, like dishes or vacuuming.

4. If you could eliminate one thing from your routine, what would it be?
Getting ready. I want to roll out of bed and step out the door. I take forever to get ready; I wish I had a magic wand for makeup and clothes.

5. What do you do to vent anger?
I haven't been that angry in a while *knock on wood*, but I drive aggressively when I'm angry. Not necessarily fast, but I maneuver around other cars like I'm in Nascar.

6. What is your favorite holiday of the year and why?
Christmas, 'cause you're allowed to wear a lot more glitter than is usually acceptable, and you get to buy cool stuff for people without it being weird. For example, my coworkers may be confused if I run around shouting, "HAPPY JUNE!!" while throwing candy at them next year.


Christmas Shenanigans

To our cats' excitement, this weekend we put up the Christmas tree. They have since been terrorizing it; luckily, they haven't taken the whole thing down yet.

As if my cats aren't already crazy enough by clawing my bed at 6 AM to wake me up, now they have been pouncing at ornaments and dragging the tree skirt everywhere.

Saturday night, we went to go see The Hunger Games (finally!!). It was awesome!! The first part of the movie was killing me; it was so sad. I want to reread the books; I couldn't remember what was going to happen or how it's going to go down in the third book.

Bahaha! If you haven't seen it yet, you will recognize it when it happens.

Last night, we made dinner and rewatched The Avengers, one of my favorite movies. We made Ultimate Chicken Fingers and baked potatoes, NOMM. It was SO good.


 Flannel Top: Old Navy // Lacy Top: Urban Outfitters (similar - here or here) // Jeans: Forever 21 (similar) // Socks: Target (similar) // Boots: Steve Madden

I just got some shopping done from the Target Cyber Monday sale. That takes care of the big items I was shopping for, but I am not nearly done yet. Are you shopping today? Any other sites having huge deals?

Sami's Shenanigans