Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Daydreamer with eyes that make you melt.

So, 2008 is coming to a close and 2009 is, what, 30 hours away? Wowza. I think this has been the fastest year of my life, although I'm sure that the years seem much shorter as we age.

Some of my resolutions are very specific, some are very broad. I have many resolutions about swimming - I have times that I want to have by the end of 2009 in the 50 back, breast, free, and the 100 breast. Another resolution is to compete in an IM (Individual Medley...where you do each stroke in one race.) I have a resolution to fill my wardrobe (my wardrobe is very tiny. I go to a uniform school, but this is my last year, so I hope to have a full closet by August.) and I also want to start going to mass often. I'm not saying every Sunday, perhaps every other Sunday.

This post wasn't fashion-related at all! A more fashionable post will be up tomorrow, hopefully. Or on New Years Day. If I don't talk to you soon, have a very safe, happy New Year! See you in 2009!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

And then it was like...KABAM.

Right now I am craving a red little-drummer-boy coat. Aren't they just spectacular?
Images courtesy of Le Blog De Betty, Style Slicker, and Forever 21.


**Currently listening to "Whats Your Name" by Lynrd Skynrd

I Like To Sit In Chairs And You Prefer The Floor.

^^Hey! It's my "Mom-I'm-eating-a-pretzel-covered-in-garlic-stuff-from-the-Honey-Bee-Guy-why-are-you-taking-a-picture-of-me?" face!Isn't it lovely?!^^

Today was quite a fun day. We started the day by traipsing around in the snow, walked around Old Bisbee for a bit, had lavender earl grey tea, drove up the mountain and saw the waterfall, ate some yummy italian food, and finished off the day with Forrest Gump. I had planned to organize, clean, do some laundry, watch old films in my pj's, and have little peanut butter and jelly finger sandwiches, but I was more than happy to change my plans. I'll just do those things tomorrow, as I am trying to get as much rest as I can before my daunting 3 hour morning workout which is on Monday. And then again on Wednesday and Friday. So goes the life of a competitive swimmer. Sigh. Ah well, you can look at some of our photos.

....Sister and I.

....Old Bisbee. I would love to live here one day.

Well, that's all folks. I hope you had a lovely Saturday. I'm off to dream about antique couches on sandy beaches.

**Currently listening to "Best for Last" by Adele.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Forgive me first love.

Hello! Merry late Christmas! I went to Midnight Mass for the first time this year and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Then we slept, opened presents, played games, hung out, and ate in our pajamas. I love how casual Christmas is here in Arizona compared to what it used to be when we were in Virginia. How was yours? Let me know. I'd love to hear. I feel chatty today.

I also seem to be in a fashion-y mood. I've been endlessly searching Etsy and Ebay for vintage sweater vests and all things navy. I've also developed a strange crush on mugs. I'm not sure where this sudden obsession came from. I have my eye on a bunch over at Etsy and I bought a turquoise one for $4 at Target today and immediately had some peppermint hot cocoa with a considerably large amount of whip cream and crushed candy canes on top. Yumm.

I also bought these moccasins from Target. I used to think that moccasins were so ugly and then suddenly, out of the blue, I just fell for them. So I got them. They were only $12.

Target also has these fringe boots (Did I mention I want some fringe boots? Thank you StyleBytes.) for $34.99. They look a lot better in person, let me tell you. I don't think I'll get them, however. The color is just slightly off for my taste. I prefer these (from Forever 21):

Also, it snowed today. At around 11:00, it was 51 degrees. At 12-ish, the temperature started to drop quite quickly. 50, 49, 48, and now we're at ...

(Image is from http://www.weather.com/)

Brr! This is the lowest it's gotten all year. But everyone here is really excited. Snow is one of those once-a-year things.

Have an amazing rest of the day!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008


God is so glorious. How lucky I am to have found Him.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

RIP Grandma

My wonderful "Grandma" passed away last night. She was my grandmother not by blood, but by love. She was one of those people that just loves everybody around her. Her last few years were spent in constant pain, but she was so strong and unwilling to leave those she loved. She had such strong faith and there is no doubt that she is with the Lord this very second. We will miss you, Grandma Gatmen. We love you.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Chain scarf...continued.

In my last post, I talked (errrr, typed) about the fabulous chain scarf from Girlshop:

Amelia (from Ambiguous Alliteration Abomination, a wonderful blog which you should surely check out) mentioned that she's been drooling over similiar scarfs over at Yokoo.

(Thanks for pointing that out, Amelia!)

So I've been working on this scarf like crazy. I'm crocheting it, as I am a hazard when I have knitting needles in hand. Wanna see how I'm doing? Yes? Yes!!

Sorry for the horrible picture. My camera is not the best. Oh, and I failed to turn it. Ah well.
I will post tomorrow. Definitely. Knock on wood.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


You know how I mentioned earlier how obsessed I was with Stylebytes? Well, as I was sifting through her DIY posts, I saw a picture of this necklace/scarf(from Girlshop):

So a trip to Walmart is in the works so I can get my paws on some nice, stiff, light brown (or a combo of black and white...I haven't decided yet.) thread and hopefully a smaller needle.

Oh, I just love DIY.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

If only my bangs would cooperate.

Oh boy. It's been a while, hasn't it?

I've decided that when I "grow up" I want to live like Agathe of StyleBytes.


Because, I want to be able to fill my entire dining room table with jewelry. I want to make breakfast in red lipstick and heels. I want to go shopping on my way home from work. I want a pig named Molvin.

Oh, and I want to get dressed up for an opera that I will not be going to.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Simple Things.

Hey =]
I was reading the NieNie Dialogues a couple days ago (www.nieniedialogues.blogspot.com) and it got me thinking that I need to really take time to appreciate the good things in my life, because in an instant it could be taken away. So here's a list of things that make life truly meaningful.

  • Marlo's paws.
  • Annie's Eyes
  • The way Molly sleeps.
  • Josh's high-fives
  • Darrius's laugh
  • Leslie's dances
  • Ms.Paz's stories
  • Christmas lights
  • Dark mornings
  • Rain
  • Big, dark clouds
  • Old films
  • The way Jynae reads poems
  • Jeniffer's crazy eyeshadow
  • Monday Night Football
  • Michael Phelps wearing a Burberry scarf
  • Faux leather
  • Redskins.
  • When Dallas Cowboys lose. Thats the sweetest thing ever.
  • Orange umbrellas