Monday morning and I am heading into work (after I drop a boy off at the dentist). It’s been a fabulous Christmas so far…even with Thanksgiving falling so late (I am not fan of losing an entire week of Christmas shopping and prep). In spite of the shortened Advent season, it’s been a great Christmas so far. I’m sure that it is by the grace of God that I recognized my limitations and cut back on a few things (baking, killing myself saying yes to events that needed a “no” for our family’s sanity). With that freedom came a weekend trip to Tallahassee to stay with my nephews, attending a surprise birthday party mid-week for a friend, Adoration and reconciliation, regular spin classes with the Hubs and a nice Christmas Eve at my step-dad’s with family. One of the more relaxed holiday seasons that I can remember. Definitely turned our focus to the birth of Christ….shoot, we even managed light the Advent candles pretty regularly!!! I’m calling it a win!
This week we will enjoy another short work week (which I could SO get used to), ringing in the New Year, planning ahead for 2015 and prepping for a trip for the boys and I to see my mom in Pennsylvania. I’ll mentally prep for my annual break-up with food and reunion with a healthier lifestyle—fully supported by the Hubs AND financially motivated by work–it might just work this year! I’ll continue with the great purge of 2015, which I started yesterday in the coat/game closet and shoe area in the garage. Blog regularly and master this new laptop (I hope).
Enjoy the week and all the goodness the Christmas brings!