I hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday season so far. I’m honestly glad it’s nearly over with – then life can get back to normal. Which means I get to spend time with Jason like I used to. I just miss spending time with him.
This is all the hair – well most of the hair – that was cut off when I had my hair cut. I took a lot off the top, the sides really weren’t grown out that far but it was too far for me. I think you can really see the difference in the picture below. I used to be able to pull all my hair back in a ponytail and now I can’t do that – it feels so great! But the good thing is I can still wear headbands – when I’m doing small hand projects I just like having my hair out of my face. And Jason liked my haircut too. ^_^
On the 23rd I did get to see him and spend some time with him. ^_^ It was great to see him, as I said I miss him bunches.
Jason came down after work and picked me up. He was taking me out for dinner and so we could exchange Christmas gifts. We had sushi – animal friendly sushi. I had been craving sushi for the past couple months and just never got around to getting any – plus I really wanted Jason to go to the sushi place that’s near where I live. It’s not big or fancy but they do have good sushi.
When we got there though there was a group of people standing inside the doorway so we thought we would have to wait in line – luckily that wasn’t the case. They were just such a large group they were having to wait for one of the larger tables to be cleared so they could be seated. They were a bit busy – which surprised me – but we got a seat right away.
Jason ordered two rolls that had fish in them and he ordered a sweet potato roll (meat free). I ordered an asparagus roll and an avocado roll.
As usual the sushi there was great. And well it was great to be sitting across from Jason talking about things and just getting to see him.
We were nearly finished when we realized it would have been a good thing to bring the gifts in so we could exchange gifts.
After sushi we went to the coffee shop to exchange gifts – they were open until 10 which surprised me. At first there wasn’t really anyone there but after we had been there for a bit there seemed to be more people coming in.
Yes, Jason got me the best gift ever. ^_^ He said when he said it he thought of me because he doesn’t know anyone else who is as into photography as I am. And well…I LOVE IT! I even came home, washed it and used it Christmas Eve.
I gave Jason a wooden pirate ship I built, a pirate rubber duckie, pirate related temporary tattoos, a grow your own zombie thingie, a mix cd (because I’m a dork) and whiskey stones. Okay I know whiskey stones sound weird so I’ll explain – they’re stones you chill and put in your drink to keep your drink cold without watering it down. When I first seen them they only had packs that were all one color, so I searched around until I found a set that had a couple different colored stones.
Oh and I got his puppy a stuffed animal, treats and a rope toy. ^_^ I was told he loves the rope toy.
Christmas Eve we opened gifts at my moms house.
It really took my niece two hours to open her gifts. You have to remember she’s two – so everything she opened she had to take time to look at before she opened the next thing.
My aunt made my niece a family of three pigs – a big pig and two little pigs. She also got a pig purse and a pig calendar. I have no clue why she likes pigs.
She also ended up getting two baby dolls. One of them came with bottles and little toys. So she ended up having the diaper bag I made her shoved full of stuff for her baby dolls.
This was my “big” gift from my mom. It’s a SmartTab and it came with a keyboard! I know a lot of people are against buying products that are not name brand, but my mom knew how much I never want any Apple product. So anyways, I love it! It works great. Today I sat and fixed the screens – so I have the music player on the same menu with Last.FM – twitter on the same menu as facebook – and so on. Last night I went to Denny’s while Missy was working and used their wifi to download some apps and play around with it. I downloaded a twitter app, facebook app, flixster app, a photo app, a word app…oh and I also downloaded Kindle app. ^_^
I use the amazon app store so if anyone has any app suggestions let me know – just keep in mine at home I don’t have wifi so I’m looking for apps that will be useful/fun without a wifi connection. And if you have any (free) book suggestions please feel free to let me know.
The app I got for typing docs is awesome. I used it this morning and wrote for about an hour – which felt awesome. That is one of the main reasons I wanted the keyboard with the tablet is so I can lay in bed and write a little.
And I already have the last three episodes of season 3 of Futurama on my tablet too. And I have the first four episodes of season one of Supernatural. ^_^
And this is my stylus for my tablet – it’s also a regular pen. ^_^
My mom got me this backpack. ^_^ It’s smaller than the one I usually take with my when I stay at Jason’s, but the next time I stay with him I’m going to try the backpack out and see if I can fit what I need in it.
My younger brother’s girlfriend gave me a little lotion and perfume set & a necklace that says “Love, Peace, Believe”. My younger brother gave me fuzzy dice that has Hello Kitty on them. From my mom I also got a Mama’s Family [LINK] DVD (Mama’s Favorites from Season 1), Re-Animator [LINK], a wok, a Potato Express (gag gift, because I had been talking about it so much after I seen an ad for it). My older brother gave me two kinds of chap stick.
The only persons we didn’t open gifts from was my aunt and grandpa because she thought we were just opening gifts for my niece since we didn’t have her on Christmas Day.
So on Christmas day we opened gifts from my aunt and my grandpa. My grandpa doesn’t come to family holidays due to his new wife. Long story.
My aunt gave me these two fabrics – there’s around 1 yard of each. If you’re new to my blog you’ll have to know I love cherries – I even have a cherry tattoo. I’m looking for a swing dress (50’s style dress) pattern. I’m going to use the fabric with the black background to make the dress and I think the other I may make myself a new bag – or an overnight bag using the pattern for that baby doll diaper bag I made.
And my aunt made everyone pillows. I got these two that have cats on them, my younger brother got pillows with deer on them, my mom got OSU pillows…I’m not sure what was on my older brothers pillows though.
My grandpa put $45 on my phone account. Which will pay for my phone bill for one month and the following month I’ll only have to pay $25.
I got this in the mail today from my friend Maki. ^_^ It’s so cute I’m not going to put it away just because Christmas is over. I’m going to start a letter to her sometime next week so I can get it in the mail and I’m going to draw her a picture or something to stick in with the letter.
Overall Christmas was good this year – well even though Christmas day didn’t feel like Christmas at all. To me it just felt like any other day and I really don’t know why I felt that way. Maybe it was just because I’m so over the holiday season already. I want life to get back to normal.
As I’m trying to get my life back to normal – since I’m not doing anything for the new year – I’m looking through some ideas for new shop [LINK] items. I am going to hopefully find the fabric I want to use to make one Hot/Cold Compress. I already bought the rice so I’m going to at least make one small one just to see if anyone is really interested in them. I’m going to try to make it in the shape of a heart or something like that – these things are great for little kid boo-boos too, less mess then when you use ice. So this first one I think I’m going to use this flannel frog printed fabric.
I’m also going to try to finish up this pencil sleeve I have all cut out – I just haven’t had time to finish getting it together.
Also in this long list of crafts, this week I’m going to sit down and draw out a new pattern for the 50’s headscarf [LINK] so I’ll have child sized ones too – and so I can make myself one that fits without having to wear a wig. ^_^
There are two packages I need to get ready for the mail too. One is a late Christmas package and one is a birthday package. I really have no clue what to put into either package. =_= I know that’s horrible. I think though once I get to work on these new items for the shop my brain will start working again and I’ll get some new ideas.
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