Saturday, December 20, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Best of a Bad Situation Edition

1. hanging out with people I love
2. hugs
3. the fact that I originally had a typo in #2 so it said "jugs"*
4. wondering if anyone uses the term "jugs" anymore for anything except maybe moonshine
5. how quickly an FTTDS list can get off-track and therefore write itself

*which also don't suck, for the record

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Cookie Edition

1. several days of cookie making
2. samples*
3. filling the freezer with dough
4. the super-organized shopping list
5. sitting down

*quality control is important. These are Christmas gifts, people

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Continuing Preparations Edition

1. being so on top of things that I forget to do a FTTDS list
2. the locally-owned office supply store*
3. dogs who don't even wake up when I come home***
4. asterisks
5. unexpected turns

*so randomly stocked! So dusty!**
**I actually do appreciate both of these conditions in an office supply store. It's how you know they're serious. 
***sleeping dogs = the ability to skip taking them outside

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Need a Little Christmas Edition

1. setting the away message on my email
2. having all the shopping done
3. getting everything in the mail
4. figuring out the Christmas cookies for this year's cookie boxes
5. a freezer full of dough

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck

1. Anna Karenina
2. knowing she's going under that train and watching it all happen*
3. the realization that Tolstoy actually knew a lot about pacing**
4. wondering if I'll read War and Peace this year or save it for next year
5. thinking about reading a comic book or something

*spoiler alert from 1877
**I suppose he'd have to, if he wanted to keep a novel going for 1170 pages, but still. Amazing.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Nice List Edition

1. finishing up the Christmas shopping*
2. wrapping presents
3. giving presents
4. houses that are all lit up**
5. a little nog***

*probably not until tomorrow, but most of it today
**you wanna use old-school, giant, multicolored bulbs? I say go for it, my friend. Let your festive flag fly!
***not too much, though. Nobody needs a ton of that stuff.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sunny Winter* Sunday Edition

1. walking past the hives, knowing the bees are all in there, keeping warm and dry
2. wondering if they know how delicious their honey is**
3. the fact that there are still little tufts of green here and there***
4. a slow start to the morning
5. the second day in a row without too many plans

*I know, I know. It's still technically fall. But who exactly are we trying to kid with that?
**'cause it totally is
***in complete denial about what's coming