Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 266

It's New Year's Eve! Yay! ... or Who Cares? I'm not doing anything. I worked tonight, but otherwise I have no plans.
When I clocked out from work, I noticed Calli was under my desk, I guess she was hiding because fireworks are scary:
 So I crawled under the desk with her... and she seemed confused:
I've never done New Year's resolutions or anything, but in the next year I want to be happy. I don't think that's too much to ask, right? I just have to make sure I keep that in mind... it's all about mindset. 

Have a safe and happy new year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 265

I feel (somewhat) accomplished today. I finally managed to get to UPS and send out my family's Christmas presents. Better late than never, right? Maybe?
Calli has been obsessed with the whole bedsheet change process since the day I brought her home  from Animal Control. Seriously. One day I will get a video of it, she's all about being made into the bed. Here we are together (the duck face is more a product of me trying to make noise to get her attention on the phone than an artistic decision):
I promise you, that cat-shaped blur is really a cat. Look:
I think she really wanted me to get on with the bed making and stop trying to take pictures. As I said, she takes it all very seriously. 

Today is the 265th Daily Kelly... there are only 100 days left in my one year commitment. Right now, I'm toying with the idea of continuing. Or maybe doing something completely random and taking the exact same picture of myself every day from my 29th birthday to my 30th so that I can capture that slow descent (ascent?) into my 30s that I joked about when I first started this thing. Who knows, I've still got a couple months to make a decision.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 264

And another night of not sleeping. Fail. You know it's bad when your cat looks exhausted.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 263

I went to bed at a decent time, I promise! I just seriously can't sleep. I don't like it. There is no reason at all for me to be awake at 5am unless I've got a flight to catch. For serious.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 262

I worked today. And Calli decided that she would sleep on me whether I wanted her to or not. At one point, she was half on the arm of my chair, half in the air. Seriously (and don't judge my snowman pants, they're awesome):
By now, you've probably read all about Skippy the Drunken Elf... he wraps all of our horribly wrapped Christmas presents and is responsible for anything random that occurs around Christmas (he's also loosely related to Stocking, the Creepy Elf). Well, my dad uses voice text for EVERYTHING, it was really awful on his old Android phone, on his iPhone, it is a little less random, just mysterious (check out this screen shot sent my by sister):
 One bonus of epic failing on sending my family's Christmas presents was that I was able to locate the unlocatable present my sister and I wanted to get my dad. I wrapped it tonight, using only scraps from around my dining room table... this one is a truly epic Skippy Did It!:
Finally, I grabbed some food (ice cream's food, right?) tonight! Yay food!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 261

It's Christmas!! 
I have been all over the place today. I started out at Casa de Kelly in Lawrenceville, GA, went to my boyfriend's house in Athens, GA, then we went to his parent's house in Anderson, SC, and then back to his house and then I headed home to do Skype/Facetime Christmas with my family. 
I have always put the bows from presents on my head, I'm weird, it happens. 

Here's the first bow I encountered today (it totally matched my outfit):
 My sister sent me this picture of my nephew with the two video games I sent him. These were the only presents to arrive in time for Christmas for my family (from me, they totally had other presents):
 In Anderson, SC, there is a furniture store called "Wood You"... I have seen it before, but figured I might as well take a picture when we stopped across the street to get gas.
 Back in Athens, my boyfriend's dog Lola was totally enjoying her new "Invincible" toy (it wasn't really all that invincible, but she enjoyed it):
When I got home, we tried Skyping, but my sister's computer wouldn't update Skype at all and it was kind of an epic fail, so we just did FaceTime-ception. Here's my view (I took the picture on my iPad):
 My sister and nephew's view (yeah, another bow, this one's a bow-bonnet):
 And my dad's view (notice how they both captured the same moment? lol):
 And here's my Christmas present collection! Not pictured is the totally awesome coat that my boyfriend got me. It is a coat, so it didn't really fit on the bookcase.
I epic failed on getting my family's presents to them on time... they're actually still sitting in my dining room. But soon... 
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 260

It's Christmas (eve)!! While I have to work, it's not too bad, especially since I have no plans for tonight. As an added bonus, I got a very special delivery from UPS tonight. My new Geek Squad hoodie arrived! Woot! Check it out:
I'm all about the cozy cozy win. 

I also got permission to open the box that my family's presents to me came in, yay! While I don't get to open the presents themselves right now, it's still a warm fuzzy having something here. And, the present that I wrapped from them fits perfectly with one that they sent:
The Romance of the Snowmen

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 259


Guess what! Skype's giving away a year of Skype Premium! Which means you can see exciting shots like this:

Yup, my coworkers, LIVE! Yay :-)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 258

I only worked nine hours today, but my eyes feel like they're on FIRE. Here I am right after some (not so) soothing eye drops:

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 257

Today was a big day! I had to get up this morning to go to Target by the Mall of Georgia to get my prescription filled. While I was over there, I also stopped by Best Buy. Then, I got stuck in traffic. Like forever. Because the Mall of GA is everyone's favorite place to sit in their cars and act like they have no idea where they're going.
Once I got home, I finally got to open my work Secret Santa present, yay! It was totally awesome. First, I introduced Calli and Cokaya to their new zombie friend. Then, he used the catnip caves to set cat traps:
After our zombie gnome fun, it was time for some final gift wrapping touches. Here is the final product on my boyfriend's presents:

The presents for my family are a bit more difficult to adorn. Here they are laid out how I would like them to look when they arrive in Florida (iron and ironing board are not included):
 And they come with coded bows and instructional diagrams. I kid you not:
 It's simple: K=Kristy, I=Isaiah, D=Dad. Got it? Full names on presents are for reference purposes only, they don't get bows (ribbon will maybe/hopefully/possibly survive shipping)
 This brings us to a very special box. My family sent me a package from ThinkGeek, and I'm not allowed to open it. I did offer to wrap it for myself and my sister got to pick the paper from my collection. Unfortuantely, I didn't realize how little I had left of the chosen design. If you've never encountered Skippy the Drunken Elf's work... this is a prime example. Skippy's work is often seen in our house on Christmas morning... 
 Luckily, Martha Stewart stopped by and Skippy got schooled... 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 256

Today I started wrapping the Christmas presents for my family. I'm not going too overboard, they are going to be shipped to Florida after all, but I love wrapping... even if I'm not always so great at it.
I almost had to keep one of he presents I bought for my sister's boyfriend's kids. He's just too cute! Don't worry, this little girl watches The Walking Dead...
Then, we had a lame text conversation (Get it? Role vs roll? hahaha):
I had a quandary while wrapping my nephew's presents, I had a small item that I didn't really have room to box up and wrap, but I didn't juts want to toss it in somewhere. Then, his box of BaconPop was super damaged on one corner, so I replaced just the box with mine. Since it was already open, I inserted the present and left him a note :-)  If you've never had BaconPop before, I highly recommend it. It's gluten free, vegan, and totally yum.
Btw, today is the 18th anniversary of my family moving from Tennessee to Florida. How crazy is that?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 255

Here I am in my dining room tonight preparing to battle gift wrapping tomorrow. That little grey elephant teapot is my anniversary present from my boyfriend.
In other news, my replacement Up band arrived today! Yay! My band's button has gotten so bad that the band itself has to be pulled straight on the button side before it will realize that it's being pressed. It also proved that I am not crazy that the color is jacked on my old one. I really wish I could exchange the band for a different color if it's going to get so discolored:

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 254

I still feel like concentrated blah. But, today I was off work. I slept, and slept some more, and that's about it.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 253

Work alllllll day and allllll night Sunday is here again. My coworkers and I decided that today was just a massive joke on all of us. Here I am clocking out after almost 13 hours of pure "fun":

Earlier, I had this extraordinarily awesome text conversation with my boyfriend (Don't worry, you're not missing anything from the (very badly) hidden message.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 252

I had plans for today... I had planned to work and to clean. But nope, I just spent the day resting either in bed or on the couch. My HEAD WON'T QUIT. Arrrrgh. I don't think I'm getting sick, though my cheeks have been extra rosy the last week or so off and on, and that's not like me.
 I did eventually make it to work for a couple hours, after I remembered that I had never actually shipped my All Agent Gift Exchange gift and ran out to be robbed by Fedex on shipping. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 251

Today's Daily Kelly is a little sad and serious, but there is a silver lining (whatever that's supposed to mean). Do you remember little Baby Bella? Well, her family's apartment burned down, and they lost everything. The good news here is that, despite the crazy extent of the damage, no one was hurt. At least 24 adults and 11 kids lost their homes, but absolutely no one was injured. How cool is that, as far as horrible tragedies go? I went over to their new apartment tonight to take my Christmas tree and my box o decorations and stayed to hold the baby while some really nice people dropped off some donated furniture (luckily, the boys were at their mom's/dad's houses this week). The family's stressed out, but they'll get through it.
Have you ever tried to take a selfie with a baby who just wants to look at the shiny lights? It is super hard! Also, you can't really tell from this pic, but Bella's hair has gotten super long, she's crazy cute :-)

The Daily Kelly - Day 250

This is the day that never ends... it just goes on and on my friends... yeah, I'm getting to that point.
I clocked out from work and decided to take a look at my computer to see what could be done about this whole Office Mac issue. And I ended up buying Office Mac... and then I remembered that I have a ton of wps files that Office Mac can't open. But then, I remembered that I own a copy of Office 2007 Enterprise for PC and I have Windows 8.1 installed in Parallels on my Mac. So now I have two copies of Office installed and that just feels like overkill. But, I was able to open my wps files to save them as docs. Win. 

 In holiday news, part of my nephew's Christmas present arrived today, and I think it's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I don't know if he's supposed to be cute, but he totally is:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 249

I just got off work. And my head is still killing me. I am so tired of this neverending headache! Grrrrr.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Daily Kelly - Day 248

No kidding, my eyes are totally still dilated. This is crazy!
Once I got home this afternoon, I decided to hang out in my bedroom where it's nice and dark and put together my gift for the All Agent Gift Exchange. It's totally exciting. You get to play Secret Holiday Gift Giver with a random person from anywhere in the country. My person likes the Walking Dead, the Green M&M, and the Packers... she also asked for Geek Squad swag. Here's what I came up with:
 That's an India Jones green M&M, I'm pretty proud of myself for tracking that down. The limit was $30 and I am happy with what I was able to come up with, and I like the green theme I've got going. *Note, Geek Squad swag sent, but not pictured. 

I decided to box everything so hopefully nothing will get smushed on the way to Texas. Here's a look at the Tetris magic I worked to fit it all in the box securely:
 One of these things is not like the others...
That is correct, the design of the GSSA sharpies changed this year. I totally didn't realize it until someone told me not to throw one of my old ones away when it dried out. Of course, this was after I'd thrown a couple away earlier in the summer. 

If off to a holiday party with some of my local homies, super fun and exciting. :-)

The Daily Kelly - Day 248

I stayed in Athens last night so I could make my ridiculously early eye doctor appointment on time today and I totally did! Yay!
Of course, the dilated my eyes. Because my freakishly large pupils aren't sensitive enough to light, we've got to make them even more sensitive to light... and they put me back in the dark-ish waiting room alone. So, of course, I just used the front camera on my iPad to take selfies, what else was I supposed to do? I couldn't even make out the front of my phone, let alone watch TV or read.



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