This came in the mail today! Just in time, Amazon decided to re-stock their small men’s size and, although it’s a bit baggy on me, and it’s now Summer in the southern hemisphere, I LOVE IT. I’ve been sitting here this evening in my sloth Christmas sweater, wrapping presents. I was going to put carols on but the boy stopped me on that one. Only 10 days to go!
Last night was the Christmas dinner for the university School that I work in. It was alright, had a few drinks, a dance, and a three-course meal. Nice to get out of the office for a bit!
So got home pretty late last night then had to be at work by 9am this morning. Then had the break-up lunch for the group at SA Pathology that we collaborate with, which was a Spanish feast.
Now sitting here in my recliner (reclined), typing (obviously) and feeling pretty slothish! Next Friday is the lab dinner, and then I think that’s it work-wise… Social Sloth.
It’s December! And that means it’s time to get onto your Chrissy shopping if you haven’t yet. Last year I posted the Ultimate Sloth Gift Guide, but each year more weird and wonderful sloth-related products and experiences seem to come into existence, so here’s my top-ten pick for 2014.
Number 10: Sloth Tops
BelovedShirts.com has you completely covered on this front… literally. This Majestic Sloth top is one of my favs.
Number 9: Sloth Wall Calendar for 2015
Lucy Cooke’s noble quest to make sloths part of everyone’s lives takes us into the future with her Hanging With Sloths calendar for 2015. The added bonus of seeing baby sloths on your wall all year round.
Number 8: Sloth Art
Etsy delivers the goods on this one. This beautiful sloth watercolour is absolutely fabulous.
Number 7: Sloth Hat
When you’re lazing around (or not?) this totally cute sloth hat is ideal for keep those little slothy ears warm.
Number 6: Sloth Clocks
Sloths have a habit of being late! Nothing wrong with that, but if you need to know the time and want to do it in lazy style, this funky vintage sloth clock (slock? cloth?) will set you right.
Number 5: Sloth Onesie
For the intense sloth lover, you can’t go past this all-over sloth onesie from Kigurumi. Ideal for lounging, lazing, and sleeping… a sloth’s favourite activities.
Number 4: Sloth Jewellery
Carry a little sloth close to your heart with this gorgeous sloth necklace from Etsy.
Or, if you want some finger bling, the sloth wrap-around ring is hard to beat.
Number 3: Sloth Toy
Number 2: Meet the Sloths Series
Chill out one afternoon (or many) and have a marathon of Meet the Sloths. The amount of gasping, Aww exclaiming and heart-melting you will experience is like no other.
Number 1: Adopt a Sloth
Get the real deal through the World Wildlife Fund. You won’t get to take a sloth home, but you will be contributing to the conservation and maintenance of sloths everywhere, so that they can be around to enjoy for generations to come.
Today was a good day. We visited a gorgeous baby boy and had a cuddle. We put our Christmas tree up (and the sloth’s tree upstairs, stay tuned). We made an amazing Summer salad (with haloumi, peaches, prosciutto and more) for dinner, and had gingerbread icecream for dessert. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer and Christmas. Except that my tree theme this year is “frosty”. OH! And I have a colour-changing snowflake tree-topper. It’s the best.
Yes, so, Christmas is coming, and I’m about halfway through my Christmas shopping. So far, all except for two things have been purchased online, from the comfort of my couch/bed, with them being sent straight to my door ready for wrapping and putting under the tree (when it eventually goes up).
No busy crowds, no messy lines, no “Oh but your catalogue said you had it in stock! Better drive to another shop”… seriously, it’s the only way to do it. Mainly, the only things I don’t buy online these days are electronics and toys, and that’s mainly due to ease of return. Oh and clothes for myself. And shoes. But OTHER THAN THAT, internet. The best way to go.
Head on over to Amazon RIGHT NOW to get your slothy Christmas sweater in time for the big day! If only they made this in a women’s size!
Had a lovely day today. Went out to breakfast this morning and had green eggs and ham! (eggs, spinach and crispy prosciutto.) Then a walk to the beach. Grocery shopping, followed by a trip to the shops to get some clothes on sale. Then home for BBQ dinner.
Started my Christmas shopping this week… two months to go! Eek!