Monday, November 18, 2013

This weekend, I…

… forced myself out of the house past 9 PM.  Both Friday and Saturday nights.  (A bit of a miracle, considering the relationship I’ve established with my couch and my PVR on weekends recently.)

… won “Best Dressed” at Girls Gals G’dolls on Friday night.  It was a fundraising ladies night that our local Lionettes hosted, and the theme was “Dress for your favourite decade”.  I admit, I wasn’t really into the dressing up part – but my friend Kerry had picked up a t-shirt, leg warmers, and shades for me, and then she & Leslie worked some ‘80’s magic on my hair, and BAM.  Best Dressed.  That’s how it’s done, folks.

girls gals g'dolls Photo courtesy of Dolan Art & Photography

(May I just say… yikes.)

… danced until my feet ached at GG&G.  I can’t remember the last time I had that much fun on the dancefloor!!!

… wanted SO BADLY to start decorating for Christmas, but just didn’t have the time.  Next weekend for SURE – I’m dedicating my whole weekend to Christmas!


… had a hair appointment, and did my usual “Fall/Winter” change-up.  Brown lowlights instead of blonde highlights for a few months.  I’m happy to be giving the blonde a break.

… did a little more Christmas shopping, and also picked up most of what I need for my Christmas baking (or, as I like to call it, Christmas chocolate-melting.)  I’m going to try out a few new recipes that I found – cran-pistachio sugar cookies, white chocolate & cranberry cookies, and white cookie fudge – along with my favourite barks.  I’m hoping these are more successful that my dismal attempts at shortbread the past few years.

christmas baking

… went out to Gavan’s for the first time it what feels like forever.  It was a pretty low-key night for me, but I got a few dances in, chatted with some peeps I haven’t seen in a while, and had a few laughs.  It was fun to be out again at “my ol’ stomping grounds”. :)

… stayed at Gavan’s til the lights came on.  Which might’ve been a mistake, because this old lady spent hours Sunday afternoon napping on the couch to make up for it.  Wasn’t even hung over… Just tired.  Apparently not used to those late nights anymore!

… went to church and had a fundraising meeting afterwards.  We’re gearing up for our annual Christmas Tour, which I’m so looking forward to!  We have five places on the Tour this year, and each are so unique.  For me, the Christmas Tour is always the official “kick-off to Christmas” and it’s now only a few weeks away!  Woo hoo!


… managed to stay awake long enough into the Sens’ Sunday matinee game to see my buddy Kane on TV!  Kane is my niece & nephew’s cousin, he was at the game with his dad and he was the lucky recipient of a puck, and also made it onto the Jumbotron at the game, as well as a picture & write-up on the Ottawa Citizen’s website.  I slept through the rest of the game (and quite frankly, didn’t miss anything because it was a real stinker for the Sens), but I was happy that I didn’t miss Kane! :)


… watched my first Christmas movie of the year.  Well, not really a Christmas movie, but I always associate Little Women with Christmas, and I loved sitting down to watch it last night with my mom.  I hadn’t seen it in years, and it brought back fond memories.

… marveled at how easy it must’ve been back in those days to find a husband.  Dress up in a frilly dress, go to a party, dance with a boy, and then BOOM – he says, “Will you have me?”  Oh, so much easier than nowadays!!! *sigh*  (Thank you, Little Women, for making me wish I lived back then. lol)

… might have actually come up with an idea for a novel.  As some of you know, I’ve always wanted to write a book, but I’ve struggled to come up with what I consider to be an interesting & unique idea.  Believe it or not, I think I’ve finally found my inspiration, and I have Little Women to thank.  Specifically, Jo’s beau Friedrich Bhaer.  He kept telling her to “write what you know” – and while this isn’t a new tip to me, it finally did trigger something in my brain.  Stay tuned… ;)

Have a great week, gang!!


Nicole said...

You soooo looked the part of an 80's rock star :). how cool! I really wanted to decorate our tree this year but Mark had different ideas in the form of us leaving for a weekend trip. I guess I'll have to wait 2 more weeks because if I decorate with out Tori there she'll be mad.

Helene in Between said...

ahh winning best dressed- that is so fun!!
i am getting so pumped about holiday decorating!
Helene in Between

Anonymous said...

You are a busy girl and your nights out sounded like lots of fun. I too will be doing tons o' baking this year and today my sis n' I were rummaging around the attic putting our Christmas ideas together. The snow on the mountains out every window definitely keeps us in the Christmas spirit! - Great 80's pic btw and congratulations on your win! :D

Stacie said...

I'd buy your book...and if you add pictures even Elise will read it!