Thursday, December 21, 2017

BLOGMAS DAY 9, 10 & 11 - Busy Holiday Bee

Happy Thursday before Chrsitmas!  I apologize for not posting at the same time each day, but this past week has been super busy.  Catching up at work after three sick days last week can really take up a lot of time.  I swear, for every one day off, it takes two-three days to catch up and get back to normal.  I'm not complaining though, I am feeling so lucky lately to have such a great career and work for such talented, supportive, and kind people.  It almost feels like we are a little family in my office, and that feeling is extra special around the holidays.  Hashtag blessed.

Aside from work life, my social life has been super busy lately too, as expected when Jacy and Mike are in town.  We just want to spend so much time together that we don't even care how tired we are the next day.  Each night of this past week, we have been out late getting things done in preparation for the upcoming festivities and more importantly, we have been putting the finishing touches on our parents' present!  I know you saw the vlog, but do you have any ideas what it could be?  I can't wait until the damn cat's out of the bag so I can share what it is with you!

Last night, Jacy and I got manicures (I got the chrome color - best decision ever.  I know it's sort of different, but I like to be different and now I'm hooked.  I guarantee after seeing these robotic nails you're going to try it at your next nail appt too!).  Then we did some serious last minute Christmas shopping, followed by some dinner and drinks, and now the entire back seat of my Jeep is packed with gifts and wrapping paper and there is no room for anything else but that's okay because... Christmas.

Tonight I have to wrap said gifts (aka I will whine and complain until Jacy wraps them all for me), and then I have to do mounds of laundry so that I have a cute outfit for every day of the weekend.  Either that, or I'll just go shopping for new clothes and call it a day.

Tomorrow, my Aunt and Uncle arrive from SC, and I'm really hoping the pending snow doesn't slow their trip down at all because I've been waiting all year to see them.  Insert reoccurring sad feelings about my family being so far away from each other.  I guess it only makes the holidays that much more precious because we all get to relish in the togetherness of the weekend.

Saturday, I have a hair appointment with my longtime friend Beth.  This girl is amazing, and if you especially love balyage and ombre like I do, check her out on IG: hairsytlist_beth.  She works at Cut-Splice in Charlestown, MA, and her hands are magic.  You will leave her chair feeling like a million bucks, and they serve beer and wine so really what could be better?  I'll be sure to post some pictures after my appointment!  After that, Jacy and I have lunch plans with my "second sister" Erica, who is also Jacy's longtime best friend. Finally, Saturday night, the whole family has our annual Eve Before Christmas Eve party which you already read about here.  Sunday is Christmas Eve, Monday is Christmas, Tuesday my office is closed, and soon enough it will be hump day again.  I really hope time slows down over the next few days though, I want to experience the joy of Christmas for as long as I can.

Oh, and this morning I woke up and saw that Billy Costa from the Matty in the Morning Show liked my tweet.  I can now die a happy woman.

What have you all been up to in preparation of the holidays?