Ah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!! The Christmas spirit has fully descended upon the greater city of Pittsburgh! I know some people grumble about how much people “over do” Christmas, and I’m sorry if you feel that way, because I LOVE decorating for Christmas. Absolutely love it!! I’m one of those people who gets all of my decorations out from the back of my closet, crank the Christmas tunes, and get busy! If you think to yourself, “I bet no one actually listens to the N*Sync Christmas album anymore from start to finish, you’re totally wrong, because I do! Several times!!
Before I really get into the Christmas spirit, though, I’m going to take this next week to spend some time relaxing and unwinding. I work Monday and Tuesday, and have a half day on Wednesday. Then it’s time to bake 3 dozen cupcakes for an order, and head off to New Jersey for some much needed family time. But in the midst of all that family time, I’ll be heading off for another Alphabet Adventure.
Next weekend I will be heading out for the ultimate relaxation experience: a spa day with my old college roommate. Now, before I tell you about all the fun we have planned, let me be honest: I’ve never been a “pamper” kind of person. I have never set foot inside a nail studio. I’ve never paid for my nails to be done, or had anything fun like a massage, a make up artist make me up, or my feet pedicured. You’re lucky I pay $40 for a professional to chop my hair off 😉 I’m just not that sort of person. My old roommate, though, LOVES that kind of stuff. And, I’ll be honest, it sounds nice to pay someone to do my nails. So when she found a killer Living Social deal a few weeks ago, we scooped it up. For $50 we’ll get manicures, pedicures, and a 45 minutes massage. Total zen bliss….yes, I might get there!!
This is going to be a true adventure, though, because I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I guess that’s why I love this blogging adventure: I have definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone, and learned to experience a new side to life. It’s the time of year where you start to reflect on the past year, the goods the bads, as 2012 comes to a close. Starting My Alphabet Year has definitely been a highlight of this past year!
Have a wonderful weekend! Decorate for Christmas for me!! Bust out the N*Sync album, I know you still have it somewhere!!!