Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Nutcracker, coming home, and this one french boy...

A few bullet points...because it's been a wee bit.

  • I find it hilarious that all things technological make a point of malfunctioning under my care.  Got my phone replaced because it kept turning off and not turning back on, my Vitamix blender (that I'd nerdily spent months saving for) made a rank smell when I turned it on the very first time, and my car has dashboard lights that come on, unnecessarily freaking me out. haha Usually it's like tire air pressure or something silly.  But I just find it humorous.
  • This past weekend I went to The Nutcracker with my Aunt and her children.  My uncle did a friend a favor and agreed to help out in a couple roles in the ballet.  Watching the Nutcracker was lovely.  It surprised me how it took me back to the days of dancing and performing in the Nutcracker every year.  I loved everything about it.  The music, the costumes, the smell of excessive hairspray and the jitters of excitement when it was your turn to walk past the curtain and do what you'd been practicing countless hours to do.  I loved it.  One of my Uncles roles was Madame Ginger--the woman who wears a hoop skirt and has like 8 girls under there that come out and dance.  He was hilarious. He did a great job.   
  • The little boy that I nanny is sick...again.  He's been sick the whole time I've worked for this family.  He's had an inhaler that I need to give him every X hours.  It's been crazy and kinda stressful.  He's been on the mend but the family went to Iowa for the weekend to visit the dad's family and baby James came home sick again.  The mom called me this morning and said I didn't have to work yet because she's taking the baby to the ER.  Awesome.  It's so sad having a tiny 5 month old baby so sick.  And I selfishly hate it as well because it freaks me out watching a baby that's so high risk.  I hope the poor guy starts feeling better soon.  
  • I'm obsessed with New Girl.  Do you guys watch that show?  It is quite literally non-stop hilarity.  Schmidt is hilarious but I think they make his story lines awkward, which is a shame.  I'm dying for Nick and Jess to get together. But alas, like Ross and Rachel, Jim and Pam, they'll drag it out as long as they can.  If you haven't seen it, maybe you should.  My friend Alexis and I watched it in Uganda together.  It was one of our many bonding moments.  Soo funny.
  • I get to go home for Christmas on Saturday!  I'm stoked out of my mind.  I'm obsessed with Christmastime.  I love everything about it.  The lights, the music, the way you're somehow warm inside in the ambiance of the season when in actuality, it's frigid and cold.  I always love seeing old friends and playing with my siblings and parents.  Can't wait.
  • I've been kinda dating this guy lately.  It freaks me out a little bit that I like him so much.  I usually adore the people that I date in the sense that I value them, they're dear friends, they mean a lot to me...but I'm not ever really into them like they are to me.  It's been frustrating.  So it is crazy train to me that I actually like this one back.  It's a very unique situation.  He's not like anyone I've ever dated before.  But he's wonderful to me and he really tries hard to make things work and resolve anything that's a problem.  It's attractive.  
  • He's half french and generally there is no language barrier whatsoever but yesterday he said something that made me laugh. I had the day off of work and he had a couple of hours before he had to start work so we met up really quick.  We went to a little place and ordered juice but we really just wanted to sit and talk until he had to work.  We were sitting in a booth just talking and I said, "Oh gosh, we're so cute I can't even handle it. "  He pulled his head back to look at me and had a kind of concerned look on his face and said, "No.  We can handle it."  haha  The fact that I talk in extremes is something I have to explain sometimes. haha  He's darling.  That's all.


  1. I seriously wish I could have been at the nutcracker to watch uncle mike! Hilarious! How cute about your French boy- I like that you update us on your lovely life!