Getting in the spirit

The other day I put up a thread at work and it really got me in the holiday spirit. If you missed it or don't frequent OH it's a fun read.

I also went to the mall this weekend which despite the crowds and commercialism always gets me in the spirit. I love all the displays of trees and ornaments in all the department stores. I also love to check out the North Pole Village they have set up for Santa pictures and the line of children dressed in their cute outfits waiting to take a picture with the big red dude.

I never got a picture with Santa when I was a child. I've been told I would stand in line and just as it got to my turn I would refuse. They would of course give me a candy cane anyway. Score. So every year this would repeat until I started calling it "the line to get a candy cane" instead of "the line to see Santa." I was foiled. The parental units were on to me and my ploy to score free candy so we stopped that holiday ritual.

PS Update: I'm still a little swollen above my new belly button and my back (I'm in my size 10 Lucky's though.) I'll never be a bikini girl but no more Sharpei dog. Woot! I'm so jazzed that the medical issues that led to my deciding to have plastics have been resolved but I'm also starting to love the physical results. I'm feeling pretty good. Still tired but I'm thinking it might be my sleeping arrangement. I'm still not in my bed. I have a really high bed and it was too hard to get in and out of so I've been on the den couch but it's starting to get to me. I'm gonna try the bed tonight. Wish me luck!

Highlights of the weekend:

* Breakfast with my Mom at Bux after the Farmer's Market on Saturday.

* I hit my favorite thrift which I haven't done in a while and scored a cool coffee table book for $5.

* Mmmm the lunch I'm eating right now. A Tortilla Pizza This one is Sauteed Mushrooms, Pesto Sauce, Ricotta Cheese, Provolone, and Parmesan with a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning. Have you made one of these yet? You need to.

Listening to: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Barenaked Ladies & Sarah Mclachlan I love this CD!