Embracing

Somedays you just have to sit back and accept the inevitable.  And it doesn’t always have to be negative.

For example, today I am embracing

Skinny jeans tucked into faux-Uggs.  I have never really been on board with this trend (although I love my faux-Uggs something fierce).  But after realizing yesterday that I left my only pair of flats up in Massachusetts at my IL’s…and that my feet cannot stand another day in my knee-high fitted flat boots…I dug my faux-Uggs out of the closet and slipped them over my skinny jeans.

Words can’t describe.  It’s amazing.  Like wearing slippers to work.  This isn’t going to be an everyday thing, but damn, I’m enjoying it today.

A projected graduation date of December 2013.  I don’t even care that I originally planned to graduate in 2007 (life gets in the way, you know?).  I’m waiting right now for one of my teachers to approve my thesis topic…and hopefully take me on as her advisee.  If all goes as planned, I’ll start my independent study (research and prospectus) in Spring 2013, and write my thesis in Fall of 2013.  Hopefully done by either December 2013 or Spring 2014.  Praying for the former.

The benefits of eye makeup remover.  I bought Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover ($4, Target) yesterday, and holy crap that stuff WORKS.  Also, no more burning eyes while trying to remove my makeup with regular cleansing pads (did I mention that I’m an idiot?).

Christmas is coming.  I’ve been trying to avoid it, but working where I do (for a church), it’s impossible.  The Thanksgiving drive is in full swing.  The Christmas letters have been ordered.  And now every time I go to the store, I see Christmas stuff everywhere.  Plus Dunkin Donuts is already releasing a “peppermint mocha” blend of coffee and yes, I’m tempted to bring it into work.  I love the holidays.  I’ve been nervous about them coming up and how I would feel this year, but I feel a little better about them now, having spoken to my MIL.  Maybe I’ll be in the Christmas mood yet.