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I think it may be due, in part, to the gloomy clouds bedecking the sky this morning, but I most definitely woke up with the post-holiday blues this morning. Christmas is my favorite time of year- all of my favorite people gathered together, yearly traditions and yummy treats, good times had by all. I think we need to come up with another holiday that comes every three months so we can enjoy the same level of festivity more than just once a year! Right? Right! And we shall name this new holiday Festivus.

As always, lessons learned/events that transpired over the last week:

  • Friday night was supposed to be date night. Guess what we did instead? We spent the evening looking for a new steam vacuum at Target. In other news, I think I just hit middle age. (The need for a steam vac came as a result of Lily tracking mud up the stairs and all over our bedroom before we had a chance to wipe her paws- SO FUN!)
  • …so date night was moved to last night! We went out to dinner last night and as we got up to leave, a woman at the next table called me over to ask where I got my skirt. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then she looked at Matt and told me “You don’t deserve him.” Oh ma’am, I know. Almost three years later and I’m still trying to figure out how I tricked him into marrying  me.
  • Want to know how to disappoint a child? Show up on Christmas day and DON’T bring presents with you. Yep, that’ll do it every time!
  • I heard the “Wake Me Up” song (you know, “JITTERBUG!”) in the car this weekend and was instantly transported back to the gasoline fight scene from Zoolander. Orange Mocha Frappucinos! Amiright??
  • My rainy day ensemble is complete! Matt got me the exact Hunter rain boots I’ve been wanting and now I can’t wait for an excuse to go tromping around outside in them!

I took this past week off from shooting (mostly), so here’s one of my favorite shots from 2013- taken in Stamford, England on my Contax 645. I feel like I’m living in a Jane Austen novel whenever I look at this image!

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Monday Mash-Up

December 30, 2013

  1. Kerith

    December 30th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I find it kind of odd that a stranger felt it was ok to comment on your ability to deserve your husband. I think you two deserve each other. You’re an incredible team. That comment would send me off a ledge.

    But orange mocha frappucinos are the only thing I think of with that song.

  2. Rebekah Carter

    December 30th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I think that stranger was completely out of line to say something like that unless it was purely meant as a joke. But I love the thing about the vacuum & feeling like you’ve hit middle age. My husband & I often have “dates” to WalMart or Lowes too.

  3. Matt

    December 30th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    To be a little fair to the stranger, they were a couple glasses of wine in and I think she meant to say that “He doesn’t deserve you”, which isn’t much better, but oh well.

  4. Jean

    December 30th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love that photo! I think that stranger had a lot of nerve to make such a comment. You two are so good together! She was totally wrong!

  5. Rici

    January 5th, 2014 at 6:23 am

    YAY for Jane Austen! Love you Monday posts!!
    ~ Saluti!!

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