How has everyone been doing in this lead up to Christmas rush? I feel like Christmas started way early for me this year. I guess it’s mostly because I follow so many bloggeres and public figures whose decor goes up super early to allow for photography shoots, etc. This is all a world new to me. I am seriously hoping that next Christmas when you’re flipping through those holiday magazines you can be all, “I know this house!!”
Our Christmas decor is coming along. It’s no three-story tree, husband wouldn’t bite, but it is a sweet little 12-foottree.
Honestly, it didn’t seem that big on the car! We went to get a little tree for the dining room but then one thing led to another and somehow we were standing in the rain with a 12-foot tree strapped to the car and husband said, “Yeah! I called your bluff!”
So we have no little farmhouse christmas tree yet but I think we’ll get there.
Projects around the house: the fireplace reno is happening. The install guys are so nice, I love when you get to work with nice people. The salesman who sold it to me I do not care for, he told me I had sever anxiety. Ummm, that’s a strange thing to say, very strange, and just a little bit super, super rude, if you ask me, which he didn’t. It came about because back in the early fall I had to decide if I wanted the fireplace for Christmas a photos, those sweet magazine ones we’re hoping for. I could work with the old fireplace just fine, it had that farmhouse character. A little paint, candles, cedar rope and a soft peachy pink ribbon on the mantle and it could be just magical. I also am greatly looking forward to this new fireplace. One, it will be warm but two, it will be gorgeous. I decided I would go with the install before Christmas, as long as it could be installed mid-November. Classic sales, yes, yes, yes, take my money, annnnd whoops sorry we’ll have to push it to December. I very politely said No thanks. I hired a contractor, I convinced him that the obscure design I wanted was completely doable, I bribed him with chocolate, so I think no, let’s just stick to the date we have, k pumpkin? So when Katie called to book an the date was mid m-December I said no thanks and explained. Katie completely understood, it’s frustrating to order and then find out there was no one to do the job. Promises from a salesman but has to be delivered by the hard working employees. Katie was so understanding and so sweet and nice, as all Katie’s are. My sales guy called me later that day and let me know that Katie had passed on how anxious and how upset I was (Katie and I had a sweet little chat, did I miss something?), annnnd that because of my SEVERE ANXIETY he was pulling strings to get me in November 29th. I can tell you one thing, I’ll use Friendly Fires again, I will never use that sales guy guy again. That’s offside big guy, want to ask me if I’m pregnant next? I’m not. Tacos and wine, tacos and wine.
I cannot wait to show you photos of the house. I’ve been practicing after my photography course and am really happy with my progress. Did you still want some easy photography tips? I think we had discussed that and it fell off my radar.
Other things, I don’t like where I’m posted anymore. It doesn’t make me happy. I feel lost in the system. I’m done and ready to leave but Veterans Affairs is so backed up, the process is all so complicated. They were trying to force me back to work full time for a while. I know can you believe that? Lol. I smile, I’m nice, my pain is not my day, but come on guys, I have to have my husband wash my hair and have taken to living almost full time in rompers. I’m really in no position to work, especially not 40 hours a week. Can you imagine, I’d die. I loved my job, if I could work I would work. Its funny people always said what would you do if you won the lottery? I always said, nothing, I loved my job. Maybe a new squadron or maybe I’d have switched airline by now, but I loved flying. So when people are trying to force you back to work into a clerical job, ummm, no thanks love. If I could, I really, really would.