It Really Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What a busy girl I have been.  I usually dread being so busy, where I feel like I cannot take a breath, but I have been reminding myself that one day, I might not ever be busy, and then I will be sad.

The past week has been a whirlwind it feels like.  Last Sunday was the Christmas party I attended with my sister, and Tuesday was my little gig that saw me living a completely different life, one I would never want to do everyday! It's just too much work to make me beautiful, you know what I mean?

Then the rest of the week was spent working my little butt off to get all my work done as my vacation officially started on Friday evening, once work was over.  Friday during the day was our office potluck, that I usually cook for, but I was just too busy to even think about doing something of that magnitude.  So a store bought all natural apple pie had to make do.  Which, now that I think about it, I did not get a piece of.

That evening found me nowhere near being finished my work for the week, so I had to stay late and work away.  I left for an hour (or two) at 7PM, because my friend Jessi wanted to take me out for a beer and give me my birthday present.  And in the middle of that bar, she handed me a sealed envelope with a handmade gift certificate for a one night stay (on my actual birthday) at one of the swankiest hotels in the city.  More on that later, because that will have to be a whole other post.  Just know that the gift made me bawl like a baby, and also made me feel like I have the best friends on the planet.  Also, I got a recipe in a jar gift.  How cool are those? Mint chocolate chip cookies? Yes please!  

That night I had a Christmas party to go to and unfortunately did not get there until after 11PM, as it took me that long to finish up my work.  Getting drunk at the bar at 9PM and then going back to work to get everything done may not have been a good idea, but it was a fun one!  I am sure the managers and everyone else I work with are going to get some pretty enthusiastic 'Happy Holiday's I am on vacation, bitches!' emails come Monday.  Oops.

The party I was fashionably late for was all about brie and cranberry cheese puffs, clementines in pretty bowls, mulled wine, and the most fantastic Christmas tree.  Also, the magnets on the fridge were found to be very good magnets.  They passed the test, and it a very scientific test.  If you threw one towards the fridge, it would grab on with all its magnety strength and not go anywhere.  This was a fun game enjoyed by all, and the owner of the magnets could not help but be proud.  Oh mulled wine, how I love you!

Today though, today took the cake.  Today saw Dave surprising me with my present!  We hopped on the subway as we had to go and pick it up.  He tried to throw me off a few times during the adventure because he knew if I saw where we were going I would know EXACTLY what was going on.  Which I promptly did, as soon as I saw where we were going.  So, ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, one of the BEST PRESENTS EVER:

Ah yes.  This is my MacBook Pro everyone.  THIS was the present that was kept hidden from me so well.  And can I tell you: BEST. PRESENT. EVER.

I really just want to go on about my new baby gadget but I will feel like I am gloating and that's not very nice. So I should just move on to say that tonight, well, a few hours ago, was my birthday celebration with my good friends.  It was a beautiful end to an already awesome day.  

Tomorrow, nothing is on the agenda and that is nice.  I have not had enough time to really love my tree, and there is a large bottle of Bailey's in my fridge with my name all over it.  

Next week will be just as busy!
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