Monday, 22 November 2010

Catch me if you can

Wheeeee where is the time going? Flying by. I can't believe it's only a matter of weeks til Christmas. Especially as I've got so much to do and I haven't even started the majority of know what? This is serious deja vu time. I'm sure I've blogged this very same paragraph every year at this time since back in the days of the Mocha Choca blog. You would think that would tell me something. Along the lines of Dizz, get thee more organized and start doing all this stuff in October instead of leaving it til December!

Anyways, catch up time. Wavey and I have been off from work since Friday last week and it's been utterly brilliant. We were Project Decorate Bedroom, but as we were total smarty pants and finished it yesterday we had all of today to enjoy free time. So the bedroom. It's been nearly a year since I've lived here now. And the plan has always been to decorate the bedroom. The before was green. All of it. Right up to the ceiling. With incredibly dark green heavy velvet curtains. And a crappy paper light that was ripped. Now it's still green. Well kind of. Overtly Olive if we're going to be precise. One wall is anyway. The others are Soft Almond (please paint people stop making up such poncy names for your paint!) and to go with that a rather lovely new paper lampshade that is circular just like the ceiling rose it hangs underneath. And lovely curtains. And sumptuous bedding. The whole things looks dead ace! We kept running up last night to have a look at it cos it's so blummin grown up! It felt a bit like sleeping in someone else's room last night but I think one night was all we needed to adjust. Yay! Next up is the kitchen, and then the study. But obviously these will be things that will wait until after Christmas now as we will be busy decorating the house in the tinsel-tat we love so much.

Today was fabby. We had all these plans, maybe we'd go to the cinema, maybe we'd go the aquarium that we've been planning to visit forever...or maybe we'll look outside at the NEVER ENDING FECKING RAIN and decide that staying in and dossing about is far better. So that's just what we did. We watched the end of season 2 of Mad Men and are now waiting with great anticipation for series 3. As long as we are good boys and girls as we asked Santa for this, pleeeeease Santa bring us it, we neeeeeeed it!

I never realised before how much tv programmes can really influence me. I should have known really as I was utterly addicted to Sex and the City. But since the marathon watching of seasons 1 and 2 of Mad Men I've found myself wearing much more girlie clothes to go to work in, and it's not just about looking girlie but I want to look sassy and voluptuous just like Joan. Not that I ever will look like that as she is way more curvy than me, but she is rather fabulous. But it's not just me. Wavey is totally into it too. So much so that we now have a cocktail hour. And if we smoked we'd be doing that constantly too. Cocktail hour is very fine indeed though. It all started with Singapore Slings. Of which we had two of. And turned completely demented. We decided that instead of sleeping in the spare room whilst the gloss dried it would be far better to camp out in the living room. Many hilarious moments later of two rather tipsy fools dragging the mattress around the curve of the staircase, we managed to straighten up enough to breathe again...calmly...until something else set us off. Perhaps red cocktails are dangerous...

The next one to try was the Gimlet. Very tasty. Very classy. Gin, lime, sugar, plenty of ice, deeeeelicous! Tonight we've gone all out and it's the turn of the Cosmopolitan. I don't know how long cocktail hour will go on for but we'll make sure we keep it alive until you come home for Christmas, Tizz. You too need the madness of the red cocktails! But in 3-5 days time we'll have an actual cocktail shaker. Which is a bit of a shame really as the sight of Wavey trying to cover the spout of a jug with his finger and it spurting up in his face is almost as funny as when he opened the soda water and it literally exploded all over him...

I'm sure there's loads more to tell you but my brain won't think beyond waiting for the yummy veggie lasagne that is cooking up in the oven right now. And that first sip of the Cosmo...the men may be mad but the cocktails sure ain't!

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