The holidays are finally over and I am back from my travels and ready to take on 2008!! Of course, there are millions of posts that I wanted to do before the holidays hit us, but with the green gifting guide, my finals and all the travel planning, there was not a sane, reflective moment to be had.
Let's see . . .
I wanted to write about unplugging your electrical devices if you were going out of town since many devices still suck up energy even if they are not in use. Of course, it would be a pain in the butt to plug and unplug your microwave every time you used it, but if you were going to be gone a few days, like over the holidays . . . something to keep in mind for your next weekend getaway.I wanted to write about the fact that I bought absolutely no new holiday decorations this year and was able to use a bunch of greenery I found on the street to holiday-ize my home this year. Although I felt the pull of Target's holiday decor aisle, I was able to resist! Yeay!! A gold spray-painted leaf-less branch served as a foundation for a lovely holiday ornament mobile that hung over the food table at our holiday party. Some clippings from an evergreen shrub from a neighbor's house were used to create a lovely staircase garland. A large holly branch torn off by some gusty winds was set in a vase and decorated with some complementary ornaments and served as an alternative to a Christmas tree. With some other touches, like a fancy runner and little lights, our home was ready for the season. (I will post some pix tomorrow - right before I take it all down.)
I wanted to write about my own personal gift wish list. Number one being a veggie grease-powered Mercedes in Red (like this coupe). Oh!!! how I want a big, beautiful clunker that runs on the local barbeque joint’s excess grease ! (BTW, did you know that
The other thing I have been trolling Ebay for – for, like, months – is the perfect pair of over-the-knee vintage black, flat-heeled boots. God, you would think that there would be thousands of unwanted pairs lying around from the 80s, but no. Since
Well, enough for now! Welcome back to reality and the daily grind.