Old paint

Candles

Okay. That holiday’s over.


Hellooooooo, Christmas!


Tree

Totally made my Jewish mother-in-law help me decorate today. I know I have sent her straight to Jewish hell or wherever. I don’t even know if Jewish people have hell. Do they? Nice knowledge of my husband’s religion.


Obviously, as you can see from the hot mess in front of said tree, I am not done decorating. We put in a good two or three hours but then my mother-in-law wanted to shop. Plus there was that whole going-to-hell thing.


Papersxmas Marvin’s grading papers in his new Christmassy dining room. I like how he has his collar up like it’s 1982. Did you layer an Izod under that shirt, Jake Ryan?


Anyway, my mother-in-law wanted to go to Ulta, which yeah. Okay. I can stand to go to Ulta. Then she wondered if I might want this bag.


Bag Okay, hi. It’s PINK and it’s SPARKLY. Yes. I think I’d be okay with this bag.


Then she showed me what was inside the bag.


Hello Hi. I’m physically aroused. LOOK AT ALL THE MAKEUP! You all need to go to Ulta and get all this makeup. Maybe every day next week I will put a bunch of it on and do a new look for my blog. Won’t that be exciting? Slutty June. Nude-colors June. Smokey-eyed June. Smokey Bear June. Grizzly Adams June. I won’t Nair.


Anyway, all I want to do is sit around and put on makeup, but all the relatives are coming back over in 19 minutes. We’re eating leftovers. I know, right? I know how to entertain.


Did you shop today? Did you abstain? Are you trying to shop locally this year? I am. I am trying to support Greensboro, is what I’m trying to do. And I will do so painted up like a two-bit floozie.

36 thoughts on “Old paint

  1. Oh, I wish I had a sparkly pink make up treasure chest! I did shop yesterday and today, but mostly toys for my son and a few crafty things for scrapbooking which I never have time to do because I have a son that wants me to play with him.
    Enjoy your leftovers, that is the best part of Thanksgiving I think. By the time I am done cooking it on Thanksgiving Day I am too tired and too full from all the tasting to make sure it tastes right to actually eat. Thank you for posting even on a holiday

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  2. JUNE, PLEASE RESPOND!!!!
    For years I have talked about the turkey and pilgrim candles that my grandnma put at each place setting on Thanksgiving Day. Since this year I fell down the basement stairs the day before Thanksgivng and spent turkey day on the couch not to mention that all my adult relatives have…moved on…. please tell me I can still get these somewhere in the world?!!! I love that Hen sat on your lap during his first Thanksgiving!

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  3. I refuse to go out on Black Friday (or the Canadian version two days after Christmas: Boxing Day).
    I can’t deal with the crowds and the stress. And the people who are so busy and greedy for deals that they don’t even take an extra 30 seconds to park properly and end up taking up 1.5 parking spaces and thus throw off the rest of the cars in the row.
    Pet peeve much?
    I’m shopping online. So much easier.

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  4. I mostly shopped online today. But get this: when I was reading your post upstairs while rocking the baby, my husband started spraying holiday pine scented cleaner on the counters downstairs. I thought your tree was live in smellovision at first. I hope your cats do not knock the tree over, because it’s very pretty. Is this Henry’s first Christmas tree?

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  5. Got my mother the choir children from Vermont Country Store a couple of years ago….our originals had meltish. Love the sparkly from Ulta! (Today was online shop only…gotta love Amazon!)

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  6. I TRIED to go shopping at ToysRUs today, but in my haste to not wake my husband, I reversed before the garage door was actually up and broke the ding-dang thing. That woke up the hubs and, needless to say, I did not go shopping. I made some yummy turkey enchiladas though…

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  7. Black Friday = Me staying home. However…how much was that sparkly pink bag at Ulta? Because I have a 17 year-old daughter that would be in love with that bag and all its innards.
    Jake Ryan was a hottie.
    My middle daughter (freshman in high school) just joined a Facebook group called “Don’t Complain About Grading 140 Essays Over the Holidays…You’re The One Who Assigned Them.” Would Marvin think that was funny? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. My husband pops his collar, too, but it’s to look like his hero–Captain Kirk. (And, yes, I bought him the original first season on DVD, which scored me many points!)

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  9. Totally love the tree. I’ve been busying myself putting up our usual seven. One you would covet, June. It’s a hot pink tinsel tree like your new make-up bag. Ohhh, The Furry G does love her the Christmas.
    You MIL won’t have to go straight to Hell, they’ll probably make her layover in someplace “Hell-ish” like Atlanta. That should be penance enough.

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  10. Totally love the tree. I’ve been busying myself putting up our usual seven. One you would covet, June. It’s a hot pink tinsel tree like your new make-up bag. Ohhh, The Furry G does love her the Christmas.
    You MIL won’t have to go straight to Hell, they’ll probably make her layover in someplace “Hell-ish” like Atlanta. That should be penance enough.

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  11. Totally love the tree. I’ve been busying myself putting up our usual seven. One you would covet, June. It’s a hot pink tinsel tree like your new make-up bag. Ohhh, The Furry G does love her the Christmas.
    You MIL won’t have to go straight to Hell, they’ll probably make her layover in someplace “Hell-ish” like Atlanta. That should be penance enough.

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  12. I have those same kind of little pilgrim and turkey candles. They were my grandmother’s. She kept them in near-perfect condition for many, many years. Then I inherited them and their little faces partially melted in my attic. Oops!

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  13. Believe it or not, the collar-up thing AND Izods are hot hot hot here in MA. The preppy teenagers wear that stuff again. AND? Wallabees. Can you believe those hideous shoes are back in style? AND Dr. Scholl’s are back.
    It’s like living in a time warp over here!
    And, you’ll all be happy to know I made turkey matzo ball soup yesterday. My Jewish MIL was most proud.
    Loved suburbancorrespondant’s joke up there. Oy vay!

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  14. I went to two stores at Friendly Center, then realized that it was a terrible idea. So I went to Gail’s Consignment on Spring Garden and I found a pair of brand new Banana Republic jeans with tags on them in my size for $15 and a pair of new black flats for $8. Shopping urge satisfied, supported Greensboro, and I was thrifty ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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  15. You’re very brave to dangle tinsel garland from the doorways. Our cats would think its a sparkly intruder requiring an immediate attack and the tree skirt is their safety fortress. Gotta love those numbskulls.

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  16. I was scrolling thru my google reader, and my daughter stopped me. MOM! LOOK! GO BACK UP! Look at that tree! I want a tree like that!
    And then she saw the makeup. MOM! You should get one of those. That is so cool. You can see everything all at once!
    LOL. You really ARE a six-year-old girly girl at heart, aren’t you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. A) We just got Ulta here a couple of months ago. I think I spent half a day in there the first time I went.
    2) We have the same taste in trees–I just put a pic on Facebook this morning.
    Have fun with all that makeup!

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  18. No shopping on Black Friday for me. Cecilia and I were schlepping home from New Jersey. But I did go to the Value Village on Medium Grey Wednesday and spent $5.73 on 5 puzzles and 2 holiday gift tins. That sound you hear? Just me propping up the local economy over here.

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