(source)Christmas shopping with my MIL. Brent has requested a lot of presents. Ask and ye shall receive - especially with all the sales we found! (BTW the above picture is not the actual mall we went to...although we did go to an outdoor mall...because we live in San Diego...).
Also, side note: Driving anywhere near any of the malls in San Diego this week has just been ridiculous!! I would assume it is probably the same all over...? It is just crazy to me that our economy is doing so poorly but malls are overrun with people and cars AKA people buying things. Whatev - probably all being bought on credit. Merry Christmas, American Express :)
I actually worked out! Mainly because it made Freckles happy.
Secondly, because it made me happy. I just love having my face washed by a pup tongue after a long workout...and Freck loves her some salty sweat. TMI?
Workouts last week -
Tuesday - 18:40 - 2m & 20mins elliptical;
Wednesday - arms, planks & lunges;
Thursday-Monday - lifting heavy objects all damn day.
Which brings me to the activity that has consumed my life for the last week...
MOVING/PACkING!!!! See empty bedroom above :( We have lived in the La Jolla area of San Diego for about a year and a half. We lived right down the street from one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen outside of Disney World. The pics won't do it justice plus they put up a TON of christmas decorations so it kinda takes away from the building itself but just so you get an idea:
Yes, that big white castle looking thing was within walking distance of our door.
I'm telling you, this place is insane. It's like a freaking palace. & we would never even go inside to check it out because only members of the temple are allowed to enter. Bum city because I have heard it is even more beautiful inside. But I won't be converting any time soon to check it out. I wonder if anyone has joined to get to go inside...
Also, fun fact for you - a lot of Mormons will come down to San Diego to get married because of the beautiful location/castle BUT if you are part of the wedding party/mother of the bride/mother of the groom/guest/etc you cannot come inside to watch the ceremony. Crazy, right?
So...sorry about my Mormon temple tangent. Back to moving. Or you can go back and stare at the temple some more. Whatever suits you...
This is just ONE of the truckloads of stuff that we donated to Goodwill. We filled almost 3 full truckloads! How the heck did we manage to collect that much stuff?? All of those trash bags may or may not be all my clothes...and shoes...
I also realized I have a lot of nail polish (in addition to clothes I don't wear and shoes I didn't even know I still had). & I may or may not have just purchased a new holiday nail polish to put on tomorrow...
Our storage unit hallway...creepy, huh?
Annoyed face because I keep taking pictures of him instead of helping...I got a new camera phone! What does he expect from me?!
There he is!
We are currently transitioning - long story, won't bore you (today) because this post is already super long...so we needed a storage unit while we stay with a friend. We totally filled that 10X10 unit up to the ceiling.
Pic in front of our address after we moved and cleaned out the entire place. We look goooooood! Ha!
Brent wrote that :) What a sweetheart...we'll probably get charged for that lol.
Our sad empty living room :(
Creepy Freck looking at us from the empty apartment.
Brent is demonstrating how we felt on Sunday night at 10pm after packing/cleaning/moving since Thursday...and we still had to take two car loads over to our new place. We were TIRED!
And finally, here is what Freckles did while Brent and I worked our butts off:
And now, introducing the other two dogs Freckles will be getting to play with for the next few months...
The white pitbull mix is Jake and the brown bulldog is Luna. Sweet ones! Freckles is already in love with having buddies to play with all the time! I think she is gonna need a playmate some time soon...another rescue, of course :) Brent, you know you want another one!!
And on that note, I think we are all caught up. I promise not to leave again for so long.
PS - Christmas in 3 days!! Woo woo! Also, happy 3rd day of Hanukkah! My fam had a Hanukkah dinner last night and skyped me so I could (kinda) join in. Not really the same to look at Matzoh ball soup rather than get to eat it. Can't wait to have some in January!! (My mother makes the BEST Matzoh ball soup EVER, fyi)
PSS - I have a nice Jewish breakfast prepared for my hub, MIL and GMIL tomorrow morning. I will take pics.