Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The one where they get Engaged

Christmas Eve Joe popped the question.

We worked a half day and I left the office to go get some last minute stuff for dinner. I got home cleaned up a little bit, Joe came and I began cooking dinner. We don't eat at home as often as we'd like so cooking Christmas Eve was a nice treat. While I was cooking Joe went to lay down on the couch. He fell asleep. I woke him up for dinner and we ate and watched some t.v. We were exchanging gifts that night since we weren't going to see each other Christmas morning. He wanted to give the big presents first which i thought was strange but went along with it (turns out he didn't know that most people go through their stocking's first).

We exchanged gifts near the soft lights of the tree. When he went to get the stocking's he had me stand up. He told me that my stocking had a theme. I pulled out an orange first. He told me that the orange represented all the things that annoyed me (i hate to peel oranges I think it's gross how the peel gets under my nails). The next thing I pulled out was a plastic spider ring. He said that it was to represent all the things that scared me. The third thing I pulled out was mickey mouse stuffed animal. He told me that it represented all the things that I loved (because I love Disneyland). The last box I pulled out was a ring box. He got down on his knee which is when I immediately started crying and told me that the ring was his promise to me that he would peel all of my oranges, kill all of my spiders and take me to as many places that I love as possible. He told me that he loved me and asked me to marry him. Through my blubbering I was able to get out a "yes".

I'm such a lucky girl. :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I love being cold in the winter time. It's so nice to get snuggled up under a blanket and settle in a watch a good movie.

Today I'm grandpa sitting. There's a chill in the air outside and the laptop is keeping my lap nice and warm. Grandpa is snoring in his wheelchair next to me.

Later I'll be getting my dress for my work Christmas party. Hopefully I find something cute. Not too fancy just something nice. And hopefully the mall isn't too crowded. I hate shopping with the masses.

Good luck to me.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


It was almost a year ago that my grandma died. It was one of the hardest times in my life. Watching the life and joy being sucked out of her was awful. I remember her being a plump smiling woman working in my grandpa's repair shop. She always had chicklet's gum in her purse. Along with packs of sugar just in case she ran out. She smelled of roses and had the softest skin on her hands. Being deaf i think she used her hands for more than just speaking. She loved to feel soft fabrics and clothes.
She loved to tease my grandpa by keeping the salt away from him and jealous streak a mile long. She must have really loved my grandpa and thought he was something because she thought every other woman wanted him too..even after they moved to an apt for old folks. There's something comforting about a grandma. Something so gentle and loving. It's been a year and the pain has dulled but i'll always miss her.

Friday, December 11, 2009

What i love about Christmas

I love the smell of Christmas. The cinnamon clove smell. I love the smell of freshly cut Christmas trees.

I remember as a kid my mom had these gingerbread ornaments that smelled like actual gingerbread. No matter how many times we put those ornaments on the tree they always smell the same. Like some sort Christmas magic keeps them smelling nice.

That's another reason I love this season. It seems like there is the potential for something magical around every turn. Life just seems a little bit better when it's Christmas.

'Tis the season to be jolly!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thankful 2

Hmmm posting what i'm thankful for didn't really work out. Although i was quite thankful all month!

Thankful for family, friends, health, wealth (at least in love)! Thankful for nights in, good books, facebook - i know it's weird but i've reconnected with a lot of people I probably wouldn't have.

I'm thankful that my best friend is the guy i'm in love with. That we like the same things and even when we don't we can appreciate the reasons why we like it.

It's now December and coold here in the bay. I love it. Warm boots, the sound of the heater, and hot chocolate. Delicious!