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Sunday Matters: What Day Is It?

Sunday Matters

Christmas has come and gone. It went quickly didn’t it? How was your Christmas? Ours was probably the best Christmas we’ve had in a really long time. It was simple. No stress. No expectations really of how it should be.

We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner at my mother-in-law’s house and got to visit with family that we haven’t seen for awhile. Christmas day we had breakfast, opened gifts and then watched movies until it was time for dinner.

We went to a fave restaurant for Christmas dinner. This year, it was really crowded so maybe next year we’ll try a different place. After dinner, we saw The Force Awakens. No spoilers here but just go see it.

Right Now:

Our church is closed today for the holiday break so I am watching the service online, which is on demand all day long if you care to check it out. I’ve already had two cups of coffee and I am slowly, slowly getting ready for the day.

The Teen is going to a museum today with his friend.  Not sure what we’ll do. I feel tempted to venture out because we’ve been inside for a bit but will I? Probably not.

I am also working on my “one word” resolution for the year. I have a word but it’s not quite right. I’ve been doing some journaling and worksheets that another blogger shared with me to come up with my one word. I am getting closer but I am not there yet.

This Week:

The Hub is back to work on Monday but I am still off with the kids. Not sure what we are doing for New Year’s Eve. We are not the partying types but The Teen indicated that there is nothing for teens to do so we may end up with some of his friends over here.  I am thinking Chinese take-out and corny 80s movies. Sounds like a rip-roaring time to me.

Reading:

I am going to finish Norwegian by Night this week and call it the last book of the year.

Watching:

I watched nearly every Christmas movie that I wanted to watch. I am also really into old TV shows right now. Lots of Emergency! and CHiPs and Bob Newhart.

Making:

I am thinking of making spaghetti tonight. Maybe some meatballs to go with it.

Grateful for:

I woke to the news of the tornadoes in Texas so I am just so grateful for the roof over my head and I will be praying for all those affected by this recent wave of tornadoes and for all the lives lost.

Sunday Matters: Almost Christmas!

Sunday Matters

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!

Right Now:

Recovering.

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:

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!

Reading:

Norwegian by Night and The Invaders
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.

Watching:

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.

Making:

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.

Grateful for:

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.

Small World

How does your week look? What plans do you have for Christmas?