Archive | November, 2012

A Christmas Tree

27 Nov

We finally started decorating. I love how it looks from outside.

…now if only I could find all those Maine ornaments I bought this past weekend…

 

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Move Over, Thanksgiving

25 Nov

And just like that Thanksgiving is over. It always happens so quickly. The only remnants of Thursday I have left are the pumpkin bread on my counter and this amazingly thoughtful postcard from one of our friends out west.

Doesn’t San Francisco sound so much better than Boston right now? I cannot believe I am even saying this. Anyways, as I mentioned in my previous post–the BF and I are currently living the holiday season to the fullest. And as well as Hanukkah and eight nights of present has treated me, there is something so fun about celebrating Christmas–especially since this is the first time ever that I am celebrating it on my own. Before the BF and I left New Hampshire this afternoon, we stopped by a local farm to pick up a tree… and brought her home. If only I was talking about a puppy instead of a pine…

Things I have learned about Christmas thus far

1. It is not “normal” to name your tree…

2. The name of the red flower things: Poinsettias (and now we have TWO)

3. Pine needles make a mess in a small apartment and should be kept away from carpet if you have a bad vacuum

4. The smaller, cuter trees are not “good enough” for BFs who are very particular about their Christmas trees

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But don’t fret, Hanukkah, you still hold a very special place in my heart. Below are pictures of my new Menorah and my top-secret letter from my mom regarding my “mysterious maccabee.”

Although, Mom, after getting a tree of my own I am finally understanding why my you insisted on having a “Hanukkah Bush” for so long…

Life Lately According to my iPhone

21 Nov

Sorry for the little hiatus.

It’s been a crazy few weeks. But I promise this won’t last. I’m back for good, people.

So this might be a little overload, but I got a ton to catch you all up on

(1) Dinner for two at Toro in the South End with the BF where we ended up seated two tables away from Rob Gronkowski, nbd (2) My stay at the Chandler hotel while in NYC for work (3) Nothing quite like that work/fun balance riding in Acela first class on the way home from NY (4) Company outing at Del Friscos in the Seaport (5) Rosemary and garlic Red Bliss Potatoes on a cool winter night (7) Eating at an authentic Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Thanks for the adventure, Cal but I think I’ll stick with PF Changs from here on out (8) My fortune. It came true nearly 18 hours later! (9) Fashion show at the Liberty Hotel in Beacon Hill after an alumni function (10) Saturday morning stroll with my BF through the Common on the most perfect winter day (11) Homegoods on Sunday morning: this is my life in a multi-faith relationship… but boy am I excited to have a Christmas Tree of my own! (12) My new Menorah that we picked up at Homegoods along with new ornaments, a pine scented candle and a tree skirt (13) Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Paula Dean so you know it’s gotta be good

Life has been totally crazy these past few weeks. Its so nice to see it all down in one place. We’re heading up to New Hampshire tonight to spend Thanksgiving at the BF’s house. Pictures and updates to come!