Monday, February 13, 2012


I owe you several days worth of words of the I'm going to attempt to catch up in one go!

self portrait...

excuse the disheveled mess that I am.  I went to the gym and collapsed on the couch while eating dinner.  Shower is next on my list don't you worry...and apparently I have a lamp growing out of my head...

 makes me happy...lots of things make me are a few of my favorites!
lil man was baptized this weekend

de boy

the ladies!  it's been way too long since we've been together (living outside the "let's grab dinner and hang out" zone stinks.  I love being able to visit, and with this crazy group it's always a blast!)  I'm super stoked to see them at the end of this month!!!
dancing!  and the crazy Irish people that come with it!
spending time with family always makes me happy.  and yes.  all of the above are family.

PS - this weekend was quite the whirlwind from CT to Jersey and back again, but very worth it to be there with the family and be the lil man's godmother!  

BONUS PICTURES:  the baptismal gown lil man is wearing in the picture above was originally worn by my 91 year old grandfather at HIS baptism.  how cool is it that.

lil man enjoying his Great-grandparents!  he wore the cutest white satin suit under the gown!
my Grandpa circa 1920 in the baptismal gown.  isn't he adorable!  we've all been baptized in that gown!
inside my closet...hmmm...

the clothes are in order of what the boyfriend's left at my house (I swear he will have more stuff here than I do soon) and then black, gray, brown, white ROYGBIV.  (and the first comment who can tell me what ROYGBIV stands for gets a prize.  or a virtual prize.  hmm perhaps I should do a giveaway soon.)  and no that basket is not dirty clothes.  those are all the boyfriend's clean clothes.  like I said...he'll have more clothes than me soon!

and *drumroll* today's word of inspiration...BLUE

now I probably should have gotten off of my bottom and taken a picture of the whole big blue couch, but it's terribly comfortable and I had the urge to show off my new slippers as well.  so blue = half of my big blue couch (see the self portrait above for the rest).  I am very proud of this couch.  I bought it years ago when I was in my second apartment.  my hand-me-down futon had finally succumbed to the throws of old age (it was my sisters in college, then lived at my parents house, then lived through two of my apartments before it croaked.  it lived a good, full, long futon life.)  

now as a girl on a budget I knew I needed a couch, but I also knew I wanted one that would last.  so I did some shopping around while I was saving.  I was harassed out of Bob's Furniture by pushy salespeople.  I don't like being followed around a store after I've made it clear that I won't be buying anything.  it was a less than desirable visit.  nothing against the store, but the experience soured me.  so off to Raymour and Flanigan I went.  I'd perused many a website and done some pre-shopping research.  and once I'd tried a few out, consulted with the parent-type people, and had a lengthy conversation with the sales-woman I bought a couch.  and I got a HUGE discount (they just so happened to be having a preferred customer sale the next week, the sales-woman gave me an invitation).  it was awesome.  it was also my FIRST large furniture purchase as an "adult."  the only downfall is that it's so comfortable it makes couch-ass melding something that is hard to avoid.  I know more than one person who likes to fall asleep on this couch!

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