This past week we had some fun stuff going on:
- The Force Awakens opened and The Teen got to see it Thursday night. We will see it as a family on Christmas day.
- We went to Disneyland on Friday and walked our legs off.
- On Saturday we attended our church’s Christmas service and it was good but some of the attendees had children who didn’t want to be there. I missed half the message but I could see that the mom was just as frustrated so I told her about some other viewing options which she ended up taking advantage of, so I got to hear the end of it.
- My last day of work was this past Wednesday! I don’t go back until January 11th!
When we decide to visit a theme park, we tend to make the most of it and I swear, my legs are nubs. I. Cannot. Walk. Coffee? Oh yes, there’s plenty of that and for it, I will hobble across the room to get it or beg and plead for The Hub to get it for me because it must be consumed.
We don’t have church today since we already attended the Christmas service so tonight we plan to hit a drive-thru nativity scene. Before that I am planning to watch movie after movie while I recover on this couch but The Girl is asking to go to the mall. Is she for real?
This week will be spent trying to figure out what needs to be done before Christmas. I did order my Christmas cards but they weren’t scheduled to arrive until 12/22 but they just came yesterday! They’ll go out tomorrow, hopefully.
I scheduled physicals for the kids this week since they are off and the Otter Pup needs to get her shots so there will be a tiny bit of business to take care of, but not much.
We are going to my Mother-in-Law’s house for Christmas Eve. We are never sure who will show up but there’s family and often some very close family friends. I like it best when there are a lot of people there. Sometimes we play Trivial Pursuit. It can be a lot of fun and the food is always good.
On Christmas day I will make breakfast (not sure what but it usually includes bacon) but we have reservations for dinner and then we have reserved seats for the 7:30 pm show of The Force Awakens! Trying to keep The Teen from telling us any spoilers. Walking around Disneyland was hard because everyone was talking about the movie!
I am reading Norwegian by Night for my book club. It was my pick for January and so far, I am happy I picked it. I also started The Invaders because it was on one of the “Best Of” lists I came across.
I finished Tender is the Night and I believe the review posts on Tuesday.
We saw Elf last night. I have Christmas in Connecticut recorded. I’ve never seen it before. Tonight I am going to try to watch Jingle All the Way.
After going to Disneyland I have a craving for Gumbo. Theirs looked really good but was not gluten-free. I’d love to make a big pot but the kids are not fans if it. They don’t like anything that you eat with rice. They are weird.
Quiet moments. I don’t have many, but I had a few while at Disneyland. I sat there, surrounded by the sounds of Christmas and the beautiful lights and just felt at peace. It happened more than once and I took notice because Disneyland is such a wonderful, chaotic place but it’s quite magical too.
How does your week look? What plans do you have for Christmas?