Monday, 5 January 2015

Treats of the Week - Cord Hoarding

Welcome to the cold dreariness that is January.  Winter is back, work is back - treats are more necessary than ever.

  • As much as it was nice to be off for the holidays, it will be nice to get back into a routine this week - if only to stop me from drinking coffee and snacking constantly throughout the day.
  • New Year's Eve can be a bit of a crapshoot - I don't like making big plans because you're bound to be disappointed.  A quiet night in worked just fine for me!
  • I've been well under way on my resolution of doing some organizing.  I even tackled my dark secret - I hoard cords and cables.  I managed to sort through the massive drawer tower I had and got it down to a normal amount (did I really need that many audio visual cables?  No.)  My organizing has even spilled over to organizing shelves in a friend's house, which either makes me the best or the worst guest ever.

  • It was so nice on January 2nd that Vivian and I took her bike to the park - never would have imagined we would have been able to do that after the winter we had last year!
  • I've been killing it when it comes to TV watching (yes, that's something to be proud of).  I burned through all of Black Mirror (it has changed my whole world - I would say that it's the best thing on television right now) and the first season of Orphan Black (amazing - love it!) as well as season 5 of Downton Abbey (oh the scandal!).  It's just so much more efficient than watching shows week to week - I think I'm going to let my regular programming pile up a bit to work my way through a few more seasons of stuff.  So much to watch, so little time.
  • Vivian has a new favourite movie - The Nightmare Before Christmas.  I also showed her The Princess Bride, although she dozed off partway through.  Her nerd training is well under way.
  • While watching The Princess Bride, we had this exchange - "See, Vivian?  That's a real giant!  And that guy is the voice of Rex from Toy Story!" Vivian, seeing Inigo, "Mommy, what's his name?"  "Oh don't worry, honey, he will tell you his name."
  • People steal my pens at work all the time - it never fails.  Today I was going over some paperwork with a defendant and his friend and when the defendant almost walked off with my pen his friend told him, "Give the lady back her pen!"  I don't know why, but it struck me as so funny.
  • I'm a little obsessed with this set of brushes that I got Vivian for the point that I don't want her to use it because it just looks so pretty!

There's a gold medal game happening, folks!  Go Canada Go!

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