Friday, December 26, 2014

Montana | Christmas

A belated Merry Christmas to all of you! 

It has been amazing to be back in Montana for a perfect white Christmas.  It snowed on Christmas Eve so we got to wake up to a winter wonderland.  There's something about coming home that grounds me and makes me super happy.  The land, the family, and the old friends make it so special.  I haven't been back here with my brother Raoul in so long and I have so many amazing childhood memories that involve him and snow so this trip has been especially nice. Tonight is his 21st birthday!!! I can't believe it and am so excited for tonight's festivities, starting off with Thai Food.  

See you soon!








































Love you!

M

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Half Day

My junior high school had a "half day" every Wednesday where we would be let out a couple hours early while the teachers convened.  Right now Wednesdays are the only days I don't work a morning shift and so it vaguely reminds me of my junior high schedule.  It is so nice to have the morning to run much needed errands, which is especially true this week as I prepare for fĂ©rias, VACATION! 

My mom had a medical procedure today at 7 so I got up and drove her and then went to try and chase down the sunrise before going back to pick her up.  The sky was completely cordoned off so all I saw was dark grey clouds on one side of the sky and light grey clouds where the sun was rising.  It was still nice and I managed to get a shot or two I liked of cars coming down the road at me through the raindrops on the windshield.  My new camera is so fun. Have I mentioned how excited I am to use it in Montana?! Because that thought has been like a broken record in my head.

Here is the shot I made and posted to Instagram this morning during my sunrise mission and the second is a photo of a nice blueberry vintage truck that I encountered during one of my errands this morning.  It was a cutie.  



Time for sleeeeep, 

Mariamma

Monday, December 15, 2014

Unrelated Tidbits


  • Hi beauties! I worked all day and am very happy to be at home right now in my cozy bed.  I rearranged my whole room this week because before my bed was in the middle of the room which left minimal space on either side of it.  It definitely feels more spacious now that my bed is in a corner.  Sweet.
  • I had such a hard time getting out of bed for work this morning.  The cold obviously doesn't help, but the sound of the rain and the overcast haze together are like a perfect lullaby that suck me deep under my comforter. They are a dangerous and lovely combo. 
  • I got a week off from both of my jobs and will be going home home for Christmas!!!  California is home, Montana is home home.  I am so excited to see all my family and friends and spend Christmas in the snow! And to make it even better, my mom and Raoul are coming too.  Raoul is turning 21 December 26th which is sure to be entertaining. I'm so stoked that we'll get to celebrate in some good ole' Montana bars.  Having a super exciting road trip at the end of this week is making it fly by already <3
Cheers from my rainy hood to yours! 




1 smooch, 
Mariamma

White Elephant

I should really be going to bed but instead I'm doing this because I am stoked to share more, as planned ;).  

Last night some friends and I had a "White Elephant Party." If you've never heard of it here's how it works: 

1. Everyone brings a wrapped gift (which is usually kind of funny like penis paintings or beer funnels, which were both gifts last night).  There is usually an agreed upon spending limit so all the presents end up being around the same price value.
2. Everyone puts their name in a hat, or whatever you have around.
3. Someone picks the first name and they get to pick any present and open it so everyone can see.
4. The next person picked gets to either steal the first person's gift or pick an unopened present from the pile.
5. Gifts can only be stolen twice and then they are "locked" so if you steal a gift that has already been stolen you aren't at risk of it being stolen from you.  Everyone steals or opens presents until all of them have been opened and then you're stuck with whatever you got!

I ended up with a keychain breathalyzer which I stole from my friend Julia.  She was bummed I stole it but told me today that her sister got her one for Christmas which is a relief! Stealing gifts is the whole point of the game but it still feels mean when you do it. 











Happy Holidays, 
Mariamma

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blog Revamping

I have been posting frequently everywhere but here, on my blog, and I think I figured out why.  My blog began in 2010 and a lot has changed since then except the general layout and I felt like it needed to catch up and represent the content published here.  I got over 50,000 views on If My Fingers Were Feathers last month which is so crazy to me.  I have very vivid memories of being excited that two people a day were checking it out.  I have a feeling this will make me more excited to post here and hopefully the renovation will make it more exciting to read for you.  Publishing a couple times a month isn't good enough as far as I'm concerned so I'm going to pick up the pace for both of our sakes!  Thank you for your support even when I'm being a lazy arse or when I'm too busy to sit down and create a post (which has been the case). I love you no matter what the case may be!




xoxo,
Mariamma