Monday, 21 December 2009
I can't wait for next week when it's nothing but lounging as far as the eye can see! I'm off work as of 11:30 this Thursday until 8:00 a.m. on January 4th and could not be more excited about it! Jagger's going to his parents from the 26th to the 30th, so I'll have lots of time to get lots of nothing done.
My plans for the week include...
- Reading, reading and more reading! I have an obscene stack of comic books waiting for me (including the entire Blackest Night series thus far - gah!) and I can't wait to settle into an entire afternoon of going through them all! I will also hopefully have lots of new Christmas books to keep me occupied, as well as lots of reading to be done for January's Graphic Novel Group meeting (it's Batman month!)
- DVD/Blu-Ray watching! I'm still behind on the LOST rewatch I'm participating in over on Nikki's blog so I plan on spending a solid day having a LOST marathon and can't wait! I also need to finish watching Mad Men season 2 and would like to rewatch True Blood season 1. Also, hopefully I'll have lots of new movies and TV shows to watch from Christmas!
- Knitting! I started knitting a blanket for some friends who had a baby...I started it in March, and the baby was born in August and it's still unfinished. Terrible. Knitting usually goes along with watching Mad Men (it makes me feel domestic) but never with watching LOST. I have to make notes while watching LOST. (I know, go ahead and laugh)
- Movie theatre-going! I'm already planning to go see NINE with my friend Jerri, and I still want to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox with my friend Jenn. Jagger and I also have plans to see Avatar with our friends Dan and Amanda, so there should be lots of movie attendance for me over the break! Movie-going also involves me wearing jogging pants, and often me wearing slippers as well.
- Purging of things! Christmas always makes me want to organize - out with the old, in with the new! I desperately need to go through things and get rid of lots of stuff, it should have been done after the wedding, but somehow I never got around to it. Hopefully I can get lots of this done while Jagger is gone, and then when we do get around to moving, it should be a breeze!
Beyond that, it should be a nice, quiet break. I'm house/dogsitting for the week, so that should be fun.
What about you? Any big plans to do something or to do nothing over the holidays?
Monday, 7 December 2009
Not nearly as big, but just as packed. We also have a special little bookcase just for the comic books that are now slowly taking over the apartment...
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Our apartment is small, I know that. We've always known that, that was the whole point of the apartment. We decided to get something small and cheap so we would be forced to move on before we got too complacent. This April will be our third anniversary in our tiny little home. I do love our apartment, but enough is enough. Time to move!
Once we get through the holidays, we're going to talk to the bank and get the ball rolling. I'm currently obsessed with checking out houses on MLS (who isn't?) and looking for lovely interesting bits of furniture on kijiji.
I've become obsessed with finding midcentury modern pieces for our future dream home...I've been watching too much Mad Men, I think.
See the pretty? I would love to have fantastic pieces like this for all my storage...
The problem is, as usual I don't want to spend money on it. Hence, the following conversation last night...
Jagger - "What are you doing?"
Me - "Looking on kijiji."
Jagger - "Oh no, for what?"
Me - "I'm looking for vintage midcentury modern teak furniture. I've decided that that's how we should decorate our hypothetical house."
Jagger - "Oh, sure."
Me - "People know how much it's worth though. I want to find a bunch of cool pieces for crazy cheap from someone who just thinks they're junk."
Jagger - "So you want to rip someone off?"
Me - "Well, I guess. But nicely. I think it's going to be my project for the summer, scouring yard sales and junk shops for pieces."
Jagger - "Great."
I really don't think he shares my enthusiasm. I'm really hoping to stumble across some fantastic yard sale where some little old lady is selling all her old furniture and it's just fantastic stuff that she wants to get rid of for like a dollar or something, that would be a dream. Why don't people have yard sales like that? Why is it always people selling half used candles and furniture made out of dusty old wicker? I think TV has let me down on this, people on TV always find cool stuff at yard sales.