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all alone

mmmm. i love being alone. i really and truly love it.

tonight my husband is working late[ish] and tomorrow too :) is it odd that i'm excited about that? i absolutely love and adore my husband, and we get along really well. he's easy to be around and doesn't expect much, but i really enjoy some solid alone time.

what will i do with this time, you ask? well, there are a few things on the agenda:

1. mix together a large cup of peppermint hot cocoa + a splash of coffee. so delicious. why do i love peppermint and chocolate so much?

2. finish up a few more headbands. my friend's baby shower is on saturday and i'm so excited she's having a girl- mostly because i love giving headbands as gifts. [they're completely adorable, super practical, and everyone loves them. not to mention they cost me $0 because i have an entire room full of leftover supplies.] here's what i have so far. and of course they're way cuter in person:

[yes, i did slow the shutter speed to catch more light, but let's be realistic, it's night time. i can only do so much]

3. read a few chapters in Mere Christianity. the read-every-day "resolution" [or whatever i was calling it] is coming along nicely. haven't skipped a day yet, and i look forward to it each night. though this book is patiently waiting to be cracked open [oh, and this one too], i must finish the one at hand... i'm terrible at finishing what i start. it is the quality that i despise most about myself so i'm determined not to let it undermine my new reading habit.

4. i'll most likely fold the laundry that has been sitting on the couch all day, too. it can't look like i've done nothing all day when my husband walks through the door.

off to make that cocoa! [and grab a blanket. it has to be 45 degrees in this house]


  1. love the headbands! your friend will be so blessed to have those pretty, girly things for her baby. i know the alone time can be nice, huh? especially when projects and books and blogs and hot cocoa await.

  2. the evening was wonderful. and i didn't do any of those things [except for the hot cocoa]. i started reading Captivating! and was instantly released from the "never-finishing-what-i-start-guilt" :) can't put it down. thank you for the recommendation!


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