Friiiiidaaaay and Alaska cold for us Marylanders. Funny story. Well, not all that funny but, I phoned a friend (who wants to be a millionaire, baby!) and said "Damn, it's coooold! My car reads 19 degrees!" He replied, "that seems too warm?" Touche, my friend. And remember when I said I needed a workshop in my basement? Well, that hasn't happened because I'm not a carpenter. I need a carpenter. I thought about plugging something on Facebook like, "Hey, I need a handyman! Or, "Anyone know a handyman?". The problem with that is, when you're dealing with my entourage, those comments will not end up clean. Here lies the current polar vortex promblemo: I tried cutting knives last night in the garage and my lips froze so much that my speech was slow and I was over annunciating my words....as if I've had too much fa-la-la-la wine. It's a damn shame when your talking like you're half in the bag but you're really not. At all. So, the polar vortex has forced me to move everything indoors. The beagle is scared of the hammering, my daughter tries to tune me out by maxing the volume on her tablet and the house is a disaster. Ah, the memories. BTW, call before you drop in. I need to hide everything in the stove and microwave.
Who's finished all their Christmas shopping? A show of hands? I'm 80% done but I really don't have a crazy amount of people to buy for. This year, my gift giving is all about supporting handmade (obvi), except for my 5yr old. Of course she's trending the overpriced American Girl dolls. Get this....My Mom (mad thriftier) scored a 2008 American Girl for $3 at the Goodwill. I. KID. YOU. NOT. That's skill, people. I'm not that lucky but once upon a time, I did score free weber grill, charcoal. When I say scored, it was at the dumpster. Not in it. Beside it. I didn't go dumpster snorkeling. I would have....buuuut I didn't. That's important to note.
Before I leave you with yet another mindless and uninformative 'FRIDAY RAMBLE', let me share with you some holiday reminders.
1. BE KIND: This is the season for kindness, gratefulness and love. Those that are fortunate need to remember that the holiday's often times are hard for some people. Be kind, even during road rage. That's more of a reminder for me.
2. INDULGE: Forget the diet. Forget the rules. Indulge. Indulge in food, movies, laughter, booze and Gillmore girls.
3. REGIFTING IS OK: It is. We all do it. Just own up.
4. WATCH THE CLASSSICS: Or only watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Up to you. "Clark, Aubrey is frozen from the waste down. That's part of the experience, honey."
That's all she wrote. Have a beautiful Christmas and an even happier New Year! Cheers to 2017!
Definition of Kim: Lover of all things DIY repurposing; flea market addict, crafter, photographer, silly, sarcastic, obnoxious morning person, Mom, coffee drinker, pad thai addict, cooker, gardener and let’s not forget I love my vino. So, grab a glass of your favorite fermented grape and stay awhile!