December 7th, 2014

Ah, the end of a weekend

I love my family, but I also look forward to the week, when, if I am lucky, my to do list shrinks instead of expanding (or, sometimes, expands, but my anxiety drops).

This weekend, we got the tree and it is up with lights and decorations. It is a little shorter than last year's, so less on it. A. was sad to not have the colored lights on it, so those are up in the hall. We have not yet put out the fake candles. Maybe that'll happen when the kids are asleep.

I'm well into the holiday letter addressing project (maybe a quarter done). I also finally sat down in front of a computer and did some gift shopping on Amazon, in conjunction with sending nagging messages to people to update their lists or at least tell me what I should buy them.

Charitable checks are mostly taken care of (I think I wrote the last of mine today). Two people who are very important to me have been having a very difficult few days (for various and different reasons), but today they have both found resolution and peace, which makes me happy as well.

We have a plan for moving the old van along to its new owners next Saturday. I have the plate receipt to turn over to my insurance agent tomorrow for my old car. My son got a haircut. Both kids had baths. We've got a playdate lined up for tomorrow. I feel like things are taking a turn for the better all around.

I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday season.