Pics from top: 1. if you're flying on your birthday, mention it to the captain and he might just let you 'fly' the plane // 2. i absolutely adore my beautiful bubby necklace from silhoupette that i won in pretty fluffy's holiday giveaway // 3. i may have checked a bag just to bring home a home an excessive amount of bliss toiletries from the w downtown atlanta hotel // 4. although winter is not my friend, it sure can be pretty at times // 5. this is what happens when i run into target to buy a planner // 6. laminates that i designed for the band's NYE run // 7. subaru 1, melissa and robbie 0 (grrrr) // 8. this package of incredibly thoughtful gifts from my friend laura made my whole week // 9. my little sis gave me this watch for christmas and i haven't taken it off since // 10. when your amazing grandmother is currently stuck in a facility that isn't allowing visitors due to flu outbreaks, you make surprise drop-offs that include her favorite flowers // 11. lots of valentine card order packing sessions happening lately // 12. oh winter, why must you be so dreary? // 13. late night couch hangs with my sweetheart that involve little more than staring at the wall and dozing off are my very favorite times // 14. fondue + the golden globes make for the best sunday evenings
In comparison to December, when I traveled to Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Mexico, hosted my family for Christmas, battled an intense bout of stomach flu, and worked double time (in addition to the usual holiday madness), January has been incredibly mellow so far. I posted last week about how I'm not a big fan of this time of year, but I've definitely made the best of the down time and taken advantage of enjoying Robbie's last couple of weeks at home before he leaves for the band's (long!) winter tour.
I have zero plans for the rest of the month other than to continue this run of being blissfully boring. The only things on the agenda are to attempt to get things slightly more organized around here, work on the blog, pack orders for the businesses, and have some relaxed coffee and dinner dates with friends. I may take a quick last minute trip to see the husband too, but I'm going to see what pans out. I always find that it's best not to plan too much after a period of craziness. Besides, I tend to most appreciate trips during the dreariness of wintertime when they're unplanned. Spontaneous adventures = instant cheer-ups.