Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Truly, this was one the best christmases I have ever had.
As some of you may know, my parents finalized their divorce last year, so holidays have been an adjustment in my house. 
But if anything, I think this adjustment has made me love my family even more.

On Christmas Eve, my mama and I went to the Christmas Eve service at our new church, and it was without a doubt the best Christmas Eve service I've ever been to. Later my sister, brother-in-law and niece came over, and we had dinner and opened presents. Then, as is our yearly tradition, we went to look at a house that has the most INSANE lights display I've ever seen. It puts Clark Griswald to shame. 

And, ok. Honestly y'all, every Christmas I swear I am the last kid on earth to open presents. Every year my parents always made us wait, while they woke up, while they made coffee, while they stuffed our stockings. It hasn't bothered me as I've gotten older, I like a lazy Christmas morning now.
But this year I woke up and my mom wasn't even home. 
Granted, she was out feeding our neighbors dogs, but still.
So I turned on the BBC Doctor Who marathon, and it felt like the Doctor was my family for a little while.
That was nice.
Then she and I opened presents, and I have to tell you. My mom is so sweet it makes me cry. Literally. I love her.

Later that morning I went to my dad's and opened presents, then spent the day watching Christmas movies.
And in my stocking I found this.

Betcha didn't know I have a weakness for the Biebs.
Well I do.
(I brushed my teeth with it this morning. It was life changing.)

The day after Christmas I woke up at 6:30 because I am a mad woman, and went shopping.
(today I went shopping again with my mom and bought more things. i have an addiction. send help.)

Do you celebrate Christmas?
If you do, how was it?
If you don't, how was your weekend?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ha, remember when i blogged?

Lately I guess I just haven't had much to say.
(unless you follow me on tumblr, in which case I seem to always have something to say.)
So here's the run down of life lately.

-Christmas break is the bee's knees y'all. Like I think I know why people drop out of school. 
-I've been working. A lot.
-I got to hang out with this little niece of mine:

-I've gotten to see quite a bit (though never enough) of the lovely Kate
-I've been embroidering. A lot.
-The kids I nanny for got me the COOLEST Christmas present:

-I got a new hat, that I can't seem to take off.

-I've seen several lovely friends since I've been home, and tomorrow I get to see my dear friend Lydia for the first time in MONTHS.
-In less than two weeks, I get to see RAVEN!
-I've been finding some absolute gems while thrifting:

-And I watched the season finale of Misfits.

So far it's been a pretty quiet Christmas break over here in the Clark household.
I've been loving it.

Are you enjoying your holiday season?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

end of the semester.

One more final and I'm outta here. 

Reasons I'm excited to be done with school:
- I won't have to freeze to death in my own home, because my mom can afford to keep our heater above like 60 degrees.

- I won't have any responsibilities for an entire month. I am horrible with responsibility. (I am/will make a terrible adult.)

- I will be able to eat real food. It's at that point in the semester when I don't want to buy any new food because I can't eat it all in time, so I'm attempting to live off the food I have left. But eating cookie dough and peanut butter pretzels for every meal might literally kill me.*

- It means it's almost time for me to see Raven.

- I can watch as much television as I want and no one can say, "Abbi, don't you have something else you could be doing?" Not now I don't.

Reasons I'm not excited to be done with school:
- Hahahahaha. Just kidding. There aren't any. 

* I'm kidding, kind of.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I'm messy.
Sloppy, unorganized, unkempt, whatever you want to call it...
I am. 
God bless the man who someday marries me.
And let's hope that he's not messy too, or else TLC will be contracting a new show for us just weeks into our marriage. 
I actually love organization, I'm just too lazy to keep up with it.
And with the semester coming to a close, my room has been worse than ever before. 

Love me through it, y'all. 
So yesterday I finally broke down and cleaned it. 
(My procrastination about cleaning usually looks something like this.)
And then I remembered how lovely my room can look when it's clean. 

(Line from a Hercules song next to a Bible verse. Nailed it.)

Someday I'll learn to pick up things as I go, rather than waiting 3 weeks then spending hours cleaning.
But that day is not today. 

I'm going to miss this little room during Christmas break.