One second, I had no plans for tomorrow. I was going to wake up, go running, plan outfits for the week, write, read, sew, and knit. Then, I got a phone call asking to babysit the most adorable two year old in the world for two days. Babysitting? Toddler? For a full six hours? You don't have to ask me twice. So now, my plan for tomorrow is to wake up, go running, plan two outfits really quick, babysit for six hours, hang out with Niklaas, and come home. I don't know what I'm more excited about...having an actual plan *eeep* for the day or that I get to hang out with a two year old all day. I mean, I know it will probably be tiring, but I've seen this kid grow up and he's always been one of my favorite babies. Also, most of my babysitting has consisted of children over the age of eight, unfortunately. I love them at all ages, but babies are really my expertise. I'm so excited.
Anyways. My New Years was pretty uneventful but that is nothing to complain about! Niklaas and I sat on a teensy couch in a coffee shop with my mother listening to hippie folk for open mic playing all assortments of music. Accordions were used and harmonicas were hummed. Is that the right adjective? Hmm. I had both coffee and a steamer both after eight o'clock. Remind me to never again have coffee so late again. I decided to take a caffeine cleanse at the start of break, but that was much too shameful. Now the rule is to only have caffeine before ten in the morning which seemed to slip my mind on New Year's Eve. Whoops. As a result, after coming home at midnight, I couldn't sleep. I read and finished The Girl Who Played With Fire until almost 4:00AM. While most people were out doing other things, I was reading. Haha!
dress-Forever21 tights-Modcloth shoes-thrifted
This precious dress was from my Christmas stash! I've wanted a silky bow colorful dress from forever21 for soo long! I don't know how many of you are Gleeks, or clothes obsessed to the point that you can pick up on specific items from specific stores that you notice where an article of clothing comes from, but Rachel on Glee was wearing a dress almost identical to this on an episode! I knew it from forever21 and almost bought it...but I held out until Christmas. I love bows! I got these bow tights from Modcloth and I figured, why not go all out in "bows"? To top it all off, I put on my black sequin bow. It's probably a little too much bow, especially considering the bow belt...but, oh well. What can I say!
I've been rewatching episodes of Gilmore Girls with my sister for the umpteenth time and it's getting to the point of obsessive...again. I planned on only watching a few of my favorites but what do you know. We watched all of the third season...then started over with the first...and now we're on the second season. I fully expect we will finish the series by the time I go back to school, which is probably ridiculous. I would guess this is our seventh or eighth time rewatching the series in addition to the episodes we catch on abc family every so often. I strive to be a Gilmore. (Shh, don't tell me it's impossible.)
I'm off to read! I went to the public library last week and I hope to finish three a week. Eeeep. Thank goodness for winter break. I hope your New Years' were wonderful!