A Simple Woman's Day Book for December 18, 2013
I am thinking.... about Adam and how excited I am for him to come north for the holidays! He arrives Monday.
I am thankful for... Matt not working evening shifts on a regular basis any more. Since he is in the package shipping industry this is a pretty busy time of year for them. As such he has been picking up some extra shifts. That is all well and good on a sporadic, as-needed basis. But, I am sure glad he is home to have dinner with me most of the time.
From the kitchen... we're making plans for special holiday treats!
I am wearing... a long black skirt made by the grandmother of a friend and a silky, black paisley top with sandals (until I walk home at which point the outfit will be paired with my very 80's, grey, high-top snow boots with the Velcro closure and fabulous grip).
I am creating... a black dress, but very, very slowly.
I am going... to enjoy the heck out of my 12 days off. Oh.....man....am I looking forward to it.
I am reading... The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks and
On my mind... Siam Thai, my new favorite local restaurant. My boss took us out to eat there yesterday as a sort of end of the semester thank you. It was AMAZING. I don't really eat out, but next time I do I know where I am going.
Around the house... the pile of stuff destined for donation is always growing. Where does this stuff some from?! Its not like I am out shopping every other day....yet I never cease to have junk cluttering up my valuable space.
One of my favorite things... is not wrapping presents. Seriously. This has to be my least favorite part of Christmas. I love the lights, the music, the food, the warmth and time with family, finding a gift I know will be perfect for so-and-so, the cheer and general sense of good-will in the air. I love pretty much everything about the holiday season. But, boy does wrapping presents make me into a Grinch. I am terrible at it and enjoy it not at all. It nearly drove me to tears two nights ago. But, the end is near. I like gift bags. Gift bags are where its at. But, they're not nearly so fun to open. So...I struggle on--and Matt swoops in to take over when he can tell I am being pushed over the edge.
A few plans for the rest of the week... are to wrap those three last presents, music and dancing Saturday, bake a little bread, sew some bandanas for Matt to tie-dye, and undoubtedly some reading and Scrabble.
|Another batch of homebrew in the works.|