It always amazes me how fast Christmas hits. It’s filled with wonderful memories and traditions but it’s also a very difficult time for some. This year we are part of that “some” but we are handling it the best way we can.
Now that I am off from work for a while, I hope to take a day or two to get organized and then pile the good things on top of everything else so that we can have a Merry Christmas before the big kid heads to Orlando. I love the image above because it’s so festive and fun. That is what the holidays should be.
Just drinking my coffee while checking out my calendar.
I’ve got to figure out what I plan to read before the year ends. This is a big deal because you don’t want to end the year with a dud.
I am very close to finishing The Visitors by Catherine Burns. It’s pretty good but it all depends on how it ends.
I am halfway through Hunger by Roxane Gay and it’s so, so good.
The Walking Dead is over for now so that leaves me wide open for Stranger Things – Season 2. I also have a list of Christmas faves to get to before the holiday hits.
As soon as I toy with the idea of going vegetarian again, I get hit with a craving for steak. I haven’t had one in a long time and it does sound good. Will I make it though? I am also craving tofu so who knows what my taste buds are doing right now.
I have no cooking plans for this week but I am craving casseroles which are tricky when you are gluten-free. All the soup-based ones usually have wheat or something crunchy to go on top so those are usually out. Maybe I will pull out my sheet pans and cook up some roasted veggies and chicken.
As rough as last year was with my mom passing away, I realize now how that experience prepared me for what we are experiencing now with my BIL and my SIL. I’ve been calm and thoughtful about the whole thing and just hope that I can remain so as I support The Hub and his family over the next few weeks.
Here we go. Are you ready?