You know how much I hate the commercial aspect of Christmas. I really hate it. I would much rather DO things than get things. Of course, it’s hard to get away from it entirely but this year I am trying to focus a little more on the doing, and less on the buying/getting.
My son quit one of this jobs to spend more time with the family before he heads to Orlando in January so I am spending a little time with my calendar today trying to fit some fun things in. We have some things scheduled but he still has the one job to consider and that schedule is not posted far enough ahead, in my opinion, for us to really plan things out the right way but we will try.
Tonight is the high school ministry party. Should be fun!
Later this month we are going to a special holiday lighting event called The Enchanted Forest of Light. Click that link for a video. We go on 12/23 and we are all looking forward to it.
This year, we are also picking up where we left off by taking our two special friends to look at Christmas lights. Due to crazy schedules, we could not do it last year so we are happy to be able to do it again this year.
My last day of work before the break is Thursday the 14th so I am beginning my countdown today!
My daughter has practices and rehearsals and her choir party this week. We also have a Christmas party to attend on Saturday.
We all got new phones on Cyber Monday since ours were falling apart. My poor daughter couldn’t even make or receive calls or texts. We all went with Google Pixels. I got the XL. It’s been fun listening to audio books right from my phone and not having to download them first to my iPod. I know, right? I was really roughing it. I expect to up my game this week with audio books so I can possibly make my reading goal this year.
I am still reading The Visitors by Catherine Burns. It’s a little odd.
I finished The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin for book club and it was lovely. I plan to post my review sometime this week.
Next up, Manhattan Beach.
The Walking Dead finale is tonight. It better be good. The teaser I saw looked pretty tense but it could also be a big hot mess depending on how they handle it.
As for Christmas movies we’ve seen Christmas with the Kranks and Christmas Vacation will probably be the next one up. I like to watch that one more than once during the holidays.
I will be making an apricot glazed ham with baked beans for the party I am going to. We haven’t had tacos in a while so maybe I’ll make those one night.
Great books, happy people, people who have a knack for just listening and being there for you, great food lovingly prepared, candlelit dinners, all the people who make me laugh. Thank you.