Oh holy night! Where did the week go? Every year, at the end of the Christmas season, I vow to be more organized the next year. And every year the same thing happens. A craft projects that took longer than I anticipated. Having to get packages ready to ship this year for the first time. Terrible weather. Luckily, I'm off work until next Tuesday and things are falling rapidly into place. I may even have a few hours to sit down with a book in the next couple of days, or try to catch up with blogs!
This Week I'm:
Listening To: In the car, I'm mostly audio booking it (really enjoying Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings). I've listened to some Christmas music but the stations seem to play the same things over and over. Instead I'm listening to Christmas music on Spotify where I can choose what I want to listen to and to my own CD's. Because the radio NEVER plays the Kingston Trio's Christmas album or Handel's Messiah!
Watching: A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart, volleyball (sad end to a great season for my Huskers), basketball (The Big Guy's alma mater, Creighton, is killing it so far this year!) and football (my Raiders made the playoffs!). Mostly it's been another one of those weeks where the television was on but I can't recall much in particular.
Reading: Ugh. Struggling big time and it's not even because I'm not enjoying my reading.
Planning: Christmas travels but mostly I'm looking forward to getting back home so that we can FaceTime celebrate with Mini-me and Miss S who can't make it home for Christmas. Technology helps (we FaceTime'd with them while we decorated cookies and it was almost as good as having them with us) but it's not the same!
Thinking About: How much cheaper it would have been for me to drive to Milwaukee to deliver presents than it was to ship them too close to Christmas. Holy heart attack! Now I just hope no one steals the damn box off their porch!
Feeling: Eager to be with family but finally relaxed and ready to enjoy the holidays.
Looking forward to: Oh, sure, I'm eager to see everyone BUT I'm most eager to get to see my baby great-niece who's just two months old!
Question of the week: What's your favorite holiday celebration tradition?