Things I Love Thursday

  • Karaoke on Guitar Hero
  • That this cluster fuck of a year is finally coming to an end
  • Finding a way to improvise a mic stand so I can sing and play guitar at the same time
  • My Luna Twilight lipglosses
  • Spending New Years Eve at home with a bunch of good movies and a fire
  • Sleep
  • My cupcake pyjamas. CWAIA anyone?

Buon Natale

This really was a wonderful Christmas! As a rule I’m generally ridiculously prepared when it comes to Christmas and usually start planning a year in advance, this Christmas was no exception. I’ve been wanting to have a Penner Christmas* for a while now, and I started planning last year, somewhat, and when we decided to move, it just made everything fall into place.

Christmas Eve, Steve and I went to see Fantastic Mr. Fox to start out our evening. After that we spent a few hours driving around looking at Christmas lights, as is our tradition, before coming home and having snacks for dinner and watching The Nativity Story. Before we headed to bed for the night we opened our Santa gift, Apples to Apples, and I threw my Christmas morning Wife Saver breakfast together.

Christmas morning came around and after we opened gifts and ate breakfast, I gathered all the food together to finish preparing before family came over. We snacked on devilled eggs, spinach dip, and crackers and cheese. We had some artichoke dip, shrimp cocktail, crab dip and lots of cookies and chocolates.

Later on we sat around the fire and exchanged gifts with each other and the kids. Visiting was nice with some wine and family that had moved away a few months ago.

We had dinner around five, a little earlier than I had originally planned, but good nevertheless. Ham and scalloped potatoes were on my menu, along with corn, buns and fried brussels sprouts. We all had eaten so much during the day that no body was hungry for my Peppermint Cheesecake. (I saved it and we all had some a few days later). After dinner we played Apples to Apples before everyone left for the evening.

Boxing Day came around and Steve and I went shopping in the morning, rolling out of bed at 8:30 and heading straight to the sales. I picked up a few things that I’d been wanting, and headed back home to get ready for the day. We went to Melissa’s for the day for turkey sandwiches, more snacks and visiting.

Sunday was spent with Jeff and Trista. Trista and I met Twi-Whore at the cheap theater to go see New Moon (again) while the boys took the kids to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. After a quick stop at the mall we went back home and had dinner. Trista and I went back to Melissa’s to visit and play games while the boys watched hockey.

Finally on Monday I had time to take down my tree and the rest of the Christmas decorations. With my house back to normal I feel like life can continue, and I can start planning again for next year. We’re hoping to be in BC next Christmas, and spend it with my mom and brother. Maybe I’ll get to have another Penner Christmas* after all!

*For those that don’t know, a Penner Christmas, to me, is where you eat all day long, and have a later dinner. Usually ham and scalloped potatoes, sometimes turkey.

Twilight Tuesday

First of all, can I just say I have the best husband in the world? I think I really do. He puts up with my squeeing over the silliest Twi-related things, doesn’t say much when I plan on seeing New Moon for the umpteenth time, and leaves the house willingly for the night when Twi-Whore and I plan a Twilight night. On top of all those reasons is the icing on the cake. He bought me a bunch of Twilight things for Christmas.

I’ve been wanting the New Moon band aids for months now, and also some Twilight socks. 

He also bought me the Luna Twilight lipglosses that I wanted. Both of them. One in ’53 Chevy and the other in Myth.
On top of all that, he bought me the best of all, Twilight porn! The Real Boys of Twilight magazine! It’s full of jaw and finger porn, lots of juicy pictures of RPattz, Jacksper and Taycob! Plus all of the other boys.

So I’ll just take this time to say again that I have the best husband ever, and I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas even if RPattz didn’t come floating down your chimney riding on a shiny white unicorn.

Friday 5

This week’s Friday 5 is Gifts. 

Credit where it’s due: the last two questions are stolen from a list of questions Oprah Winfrey asks all her celebrity guests.

  1. How likely are you to return or exchange a gift you don’t like? Depending on who it’s from or what it is I’ll exchange it.
  2. Who is the most gifted person you know? I really want to say my mom.
  3. Of gifts you gave this year, which was really the closest to perfect for the recipient? The hockey ticket that I bought Steve.
  4. What’s your favorite kind of gift to receive? Probably a gift card. It’s a gift and a reason to go shopping! You don’t get much better than that.
  5. What’s your favorite kind of gift to give? Something that is perfect for the person receiving it.

Thanks for participating, and have a beautiful Christmas!

Things I Love Thursday

  • Cozying up to a warm fire with a good book
  • Legwarmers
  • Chucks
  • Organizing
  • Setting up for a houseful of people
  • White
  • Armwarmers
  • Black nail polish
  • Jeans and a tee. Classic comfy.
  • Cupcakes
  • Emancipation Proclamation. It’s getting really good again!

Twilight Tuesday

Twi-Whore and I were in Walmart the other day looking around, and came upon the book section. Of course we had to stop and look at the Twilight books. Among them was the New Moon movie guide, so we picked it up and started flipping through, looking at all the pictures of Edward and the gang. We were very engrossed with all the hotness that is RPattz, that we forgot ourselves and where we were, when we looked up and saw people around us. Like two giggling tweens we put it back down and walked away.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to not out yourself in public for being a Twi-Whore. There have been a few instances where I’ve outed myself just a tiny bit, and I inwardly cringe. I don’t wear my New Moon Jacob shirt out in public unless it’s to see the movie, and even then I wear something over it. I do however wear my Unicorn shirt out in public often but that’s because it’s quite obscure and unless you’re a fellow Twi-Whore and Wide Awake fan, you won’t understand anyways.

I’ve somewhat come out of the proverbial Twilight closet to my husband and a few select family members, but I still don’t think they know quite the extent of it, although my husband probably does by now. I try to keep it in check when I’m around non-Twilight people, but sometimes I slip. It’s hard not to have a lingering look when in a store with the posters for sale everywhere, or merchandise that I really want to buy, but am too chicken to actually go to a non-self checkout with.

Sometimes you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. But if I’m going to be damned, at least it’s a pretty fun way to go. And isn’t that what it’s really all about anyways? Fun?