I don't do a currently post every month, but I didn't want to let this whole week go by without at least one post, and this seemed like the easiest way to include everything I wanted to include. :)
Loving... That we got snow! Also, that I was able to work from home on my four snow days (last Thursday & Friday and the Thursday & Friday before that--two separate snow 'storms'). I also love that the snow is (hopefully) done for a while now, because I don't want to miss out on Christmas with my family.
Pictures are from the first snow. We got more the second time around, but of course, I took no pictures.
Staycationing... The weekend before this past weekend, Michael and I took a little 'staycation' in Portland! We stayed on the water and did a bunch of fun things like brunch at Portland City Grill, a craft fair at the expo center, happy hour hopping, and more!
Scenes from just outside our hotel. Love the fog!
The view from Portland City Grill.
The other view from Portland City Grill. :)
Downtown. The building on the right is Pioneer Courthouse, and just beyond it is Pioneer Courthouse Square, where Portland's Christmas tree is.
Laughing... At how true some Portland stereotypes are. One stereotype is that people are overly nice here. One example is in an episode of Portlandia, they show a four way stop, with two cars that kept waving the other one to go first. Then they would both start going, and stop abruptly, and try to wave the other one to go. And that went on forever. Anyway, Michael and I wanted to get a picture of this statue with the wreath on it, and cars were actually trying to slow down to a crawl or stop so they wouldn't be in our pictures! It was hilarious, kind of heartwarming, and also kind of embarrassing. I just wanted them to go about their business as usual and not disturb them!
Drinking... Tons of homemade lattes (well, during my snow days I was) from my new favorite mug. This mug is from Powell's (famed Portland bookstore) and I think I first saw it maybe a year ago and wanted it, but didn't buy it. I saw it again at our local Powell's store, and the next time they didn't have it anymore, so I thought it was a lost cause. When I saw it at the original Powell's I made sure to snatch it up this time!
One of Portland's nicknames is Rip City, and the drip of course refers to rain/coffee.
Wrapping... I finally wrapped all the presents I have so far over the weekend. I found my wrapping paper at Walgreens for $3 a roll and I love it. I have a thing for trucks/cars carrying Christmas trees. (See this doormat that I still want and haven't yet purchased.) I meant to take pictures of some wrapped gifts...but I forgot, so this is what you get.