Monday, December 8, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

I think it has finally crept up on me.

I bought my first round of Christmas presents this past weekend, and it finally pushed me over the edge and out of my bah-humbug funk. I've spent about half of the agreed upon $50 on the cop's gift already, but the holiday deals keep me hopeful that it will be a great gift.

My roomie and I decorated the first Christmas tree in her new house last night, and I presented her with this ornament from Lenox celebrating the occasion. The sight of a glittering tree made me feel all warm and fuzzy (and somewhat pukey), and it has carried over into my good mood this morning.

What else has me in a good mood? Well, I found THE dress. Yep, that's right. My wedding dress! I couldn't believe that I found it so quickly, but that whole cliche kicked in when I put it on - I just knew. And my wonderful, awesome, kick-ass mother slapped her credit card down on the counter for the whole thing.

But I did stay under budget, which means splurging on a pair of great shoes - perhaps some Kate Spade's? Nordstrom will have a half-yearly sale between now and then, and I'll hit up salon shoes when that happens.

AH... Weight lifted. Now just one more final exam in my classes, and I am done for the semester. Then the official partying can begin.

So for now, I'm in the holiday spirit. At least until the next mom-of-three practically runs over me with her stroller trying to fetch the next tickle-me-Elmo. Or until the next twenty-something in UGG boots and a miniskirt whacks me with her big bag as she walks by. Or until the next pre-teen screams something at an inaudible pitch about Hannah Montana.

Note to Self: Merry Christmas all!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

WOOOHOOO for finding the dress...and awesome that she paid for it!!!

Rachel said...

And the dress is AMAZING! You are going to look beautiful!

Matt said...

Congrats on finding the dress!

pure evyl said...

That's a stylish dress. And Merry Christmas.

Maki said...

I haven't even started the shopping - I know it's pretty bad. I can picture myself running around two days before Christmas...

colbymarshall said...

Congrats on the dress...going to view now :0)

teeni said...

I'm so glad things are starting to lighten up for you. I loved your dress!

MJ said...

Rachel - I know, I have th best mom ever! Thanks!

Matt - Thanks! They always tell you that finding the dress is half the battle...

PE - And you have a very Merry Christmas yourself. Lay off the eggnog.

Maki - That's when the best sales happen anyway. Have fun procrastinating!

CM - Good! Shame on you for not keeping up :p

Teeni - Thanks! I'm glad things are getting back to normal too!

VE said...

Can I have the wedding dress model since you won't be needing her?

MJ said...

VE - She's all yours, but I think you'll find that under all that dress, she looks a bit like a 12-year-old boy... But, if you're into that sort of thing...

kweenmama said...

GORGEOUS dress! My daughters and I occasionally look at wedding dresses just for the heck of it. I know they would love this one.