Watching: The snow falling outside! If this keeps up we might have a white Christmas for the first time in years. The first one I can actually remember, in fact. My luck it'll turn to 40 degrees and rain on, like, December 23rd.
Listening to: The new Christmas album by the Pentatonix. And, as always, wishing I was in an acapella group because it just seems so darn fun.
Wearing: My winter uniform. Jeans, boots, sweater, scarf.
Smelling: Nothing at the moment, thank goodness. My coworkers cook some weeeeeeird shiz sometimes and my office is right next to the kitchen.
Eating: An everything bagel with cream cheese. I have been on the biggest bagel kick over the last month or two, and have eaten one almost every single day. Can't stop, won't stop.
Not Loving: That bagels are like 50 grams of carbs and that's almost half my carb macros for the day. Anyone have any recommendations for soy-free (allergic) low-carb bagels? Bueller?
Annoyed with: GIFT GUIDES. Oh em gee, every year the ridiculous gift guides. I need some gift ideas for Isaiah for Christmas but every gift guide for men is the most stereotypical thing I've ever seen. And can we all just agree that a $120 bottle of cologne is not a "stocking stuffer"??
Wanting: All jobs to have winter break/summer break like teaching jobs do. Granted, I get a lot more PTO than teachers (my sister gets two days, I get two weeks) so I can take my time off whenever, but it's certainly not 3 months at a time! My sister is using her 2017 summer break to go to China for six weeks with a friend. CHINA. FOR SIX WEEKS. I haven't had a straight six weeks off work since I was fourteen; in other words, since before I got my first job. In case you're counting, that's almost twenty years ago.
Laughing at: This cartoon that my brother-in-law sent Isaiah yesterday. Because it's SO TRUE. My sister's cat is exactly like this with me.
Feeling: Annoyed with Facebook, as usual. You leave one "please help me with this tech issue" on an app company's Facebook page and next thing you know people are asking you about it and you had no idea your comment was even public. Just when you think everything is private...nope. As I've said a bajillion times before, if it wasn't the only way to communicate with family members who don't believe in e-mailing vs. Facebook messaging, I'd be out.
Hoping: That all my Christmas shopping will be done in time. Getting ideas from my mom and sister is like pulling teeth. I think next year I will suggest that we give them both money and they give us an equal amount of money and we call it good.
Wishing: That I was a better blogger. I was telling this to a friend today...that I think I'm more in love with the idea of blogging than I am blogging itself. I'm naturally a pretty private person - I prefer to email or text with a few close friends rather than share everything about my life with the internet. It makes it hard to think of things to write about.
Anticipating: Christmas. Really, December is stressing me out quite a bit this year and I'm ready for it to just be Christmas day so all the stress can be behind me.