Just The Facts

November 10, 2010 at 9:46 am 12 comments

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I just report the facts.

  • I have never, not once, ever made coffee at work. The rule is that if you finish the pot, you have to start the new pot. There have been several (hundred) times that I’ve gone to the break room to get coffee but changed my mind after seeing that there was only one cup’s worth in the pot. I hate making coffee, that’s why I have the Keurig.
  • After having his worst night ever on Monday night, my baby slept until 5:30 this morning! Old Chelsea would gripe and complain about having to wake up at 5:30 but I was so thankful that he gave me 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep that I didn’t mind in the least.
  • Have you ever seen the Cube? You know, that car that looks like a box on wheels? Have you ever said, “That thing is so weird! Who buys those?!” I’ll tell you who. My friends. One of our good couple friends owns a Cube and they love it. It’s surprisingly spacious inside. And I am not talking behind their back about their weird car, they read my blog and they are well aware that the Cube is funny looking. In fact, they made fun of it at the dealership before the bought it. They named it Cube Wan – Pronounced Cue-B-One. (Instead of Obi Wan. Hilarious? I think so. It should also be noted that this same friend named his first car Topanga.)
  • I am almost done with Christmas shopping. Actually, I am almost done planning my Christmas shopping, which is half the battle.
  • One of my favorite pairs of shoes is a pair of black ballet flat that I bought from Payless for $5 about 4 years ago. The bottoms are really worn out. I bought another pair of black flats as replacements but they aren’t nearly as comfortable. I fear the day that I literally wear a hole through the bottom.
  • Through a random string of events that, without a doubt, was orchestrated by God, we have another car. We don’t technically own it, it’s more of a permanent borrowing situation. Isn’t it funny how you have no clue how things will work themselves out but you trust that the Lord will take care of it and all of a sudden, He does?!
  • Y’all. Listen. There is a house in my neighborhood that already has their Christmas lights up and turned on. Red, green, and white. Flashing. This is all sorts of wrong.
  • While I think it’s wrong, I’m glad the holiday buzz is in the air. Yes the holidays can be stressful if you let them be, but I love them. I love the busy schedule and the shopping and the staying up late to wrap just one more gift. I love the beautiful ribbons and bows that cost more than all 7 of your rolls of wrapping paper. I love the overplayed Christmas carols and the old ladies who wear jingle bell earrings.
  • And for the record, I don’t think that getting caught up in the hussle and bussle of it all means that you’ve lost sight of the reason for the season. I love love love the hussle and bussle but more than anything, I know what Christmas is all about. That can never be forgotten or taken for granted.
  • I’m obsessed with all of these Daily Deals websites! Did you know that Target has daily deals? Just go to their homepage and scroll down, you’ll see a button for it. I’ve found several Christmas gifts on Target Daily Deals and purchased some with Groupon gift cards.
  • One year for Halloween I was a Spice Girl. Sporty Spice actually. And a few years ago Stephen and I were Popeye and Olive Oyl. These are things I think you should know.
  • Email makes me happy. So does regular mail. Mail makes me happy.
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  • 1. Veronica  |  November 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I love the hussle and bussle too…mainly the crazy shopping for gifts and then wrapping them. And please don’t judge me, Jake and I are putting up our Christmas tree this weekend! I know it’s kinda wrong, but I love enjoying Christmas decorations!

  • 2. Nora  |  November 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

    There is a house in our neighborhood who has RED lights up. only red. It looks kind of devilish. Do not like.

    I am excited for the holiday season and OMG thanks for the tip on Target’s Daily Deals as I had no idea and it’s great to know.

    And mail of all kinds = fabulous.

  • 3. Karen  |  November 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Although I agree with you, that’s a great rule to have, unlike the bean heads here, that empty the pot, then sit it back on the hot burner, and let it burn, always a nice aroma to have for the rest of the day.

    “The cube” I always call it “the nanny car.”

    My neighbor/friend has hers up too, it’s to out do the neighbor across the street from her, they are like the Hatfields and McCoys, one day friends, next day enemies, thank god I live down the street, but I have a great view from my front yard when it’s on, crazy, but fun to watch. lol

    I love Christmas, hate Christmas shopping.

  • 4. Mama Fuss  |  November 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    YOU CAN GET GROUPONS for TARGET? Why did no one tell me this?

  • 5. timlinzrowland  |  November 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I think Christmas decorations outside should be put up only after Thanksgiving. That is when we put ours up but the indoor decorations go up every year around veteran’s day. I love it but so many in my family think I am crazy.

  • 6. Taryn  |  November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Restaurants.com has 80% off right now. Use promo code GIVE before you checkout. It’s crazy!

  • 7. That Married Couple  |  November 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Great news on the car! And I enjoy the hustle and bustle too!

  • 8. lazyhazysummerdaysies  |  November 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I agree with you on the Christmas thing, but, I’ve got this rule…I don’t do anything Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. No Christmas decor, no chirstmas music in my apt, no seasonal lattes and I flip the chanel any time I see a Christmas comercial.

    With one exception. It’s my little secret that I feel I should share with you: I get 50% of my shopping done the weekend BEFORE Christmas. Why? Clearance. They’re trying to clear out all the fall stuff before Christmas stuff comes in. Plus, that way, I’m in the store listening to Christmas music, smelling lattes, looking at Christmas decor and seeing Christmas advertising. I’m a big cheater.

    But I’m okay with this.

  • 9. Caitlin  |  November 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I recently found your blog and love it! I too am ready for the Christmas season, but obviously not as ready as others in my town. ha! I have spotted several houses already decorated- lights and yard decorations. Crazy!

  • 10. Yak Yak Yak « Simply Sarah  |  November 11, 2010 at 8:21 am

    […] almost got my Christmas list done. As Chelsea said yesterday, that’s half the battle. We only have two more people to really nail down a gift idea for. […]

  • 11. Janet (Bonnie's friend)  |  November 11, 2010 at 11:43 am

    As for your black ballet flats (I always hate to think about replacing a comfortable pair of shoes with another pair that “looks” like the
    same thing!), why don’t you just get them resoled? There’s a
    great shoe repair guy here in Alice that could do that for you if
    you don’t have a place to take them near you. Just send them
    to Aunt Bonnie and between the two of us, we could get them
    repaired and back to you.

  • 12. Stephany  |  November 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I am the biggest Christmas fan ever! But I really can’t get into the spirit until after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is like my kick-off to the holiday season because if I get excited before then, it’s just going to be awful. 😉

    Let’s focus on Thanksgiving first, then we have a whole month to focus on Christmas!

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