Holidays, Life

Almost ready + 2022 Christmas card!

2 days until Christmas Eve! I'm just about ready. I actually glanced back through my journal from last year on this day, and I can see I was way behind on wrapping gifts last year, to the point that I apparently spent much of Christmas Eve frantically wrapping stuff. Thankfully, that is not the case… Continue reading Almost ready + 2022 Christmas card!

Holidays, Life

Current feelings and bullet points

WHEW, okay, the weekend is over, swim meet is over, Christmas is ALMOST HERE and there is a legit blizzard approaching fast. Current feelings: Feeling= Exhausted The swim meet all went smoothly, but it's just a long and full weekend. No major issues, thankfully. Most people showed up and did what they were supposed to,… Continue reading Current feelings and bullet points

Holidays, Misc.

Do you have a favorite part of the holiday season? And a cat cartoon

Two Christmas related things: 1. Does anyone else have a favorite "part" of the holiday season? For me, it's sadly already kind of wrapping up. (My favorite part, not the holiday season itself.) I really like the period from approximately December 1st- 10th. Here's why: So, before that is sort of still in Thanksgiving territory,… Continue reading Do you have a favorite part of the holiday season? And a cat cartoon

Holidays, Kids

Advent calendar season + St. Nick

It's Advent calendar season. As you probably are too, I am seeing a lot of things about advent calendars and advent season around right now. It's a lovely tradition. I especially love the idea of doing something special every day leading up to Christmas, not just the "open a door and get a candy" variety.… Continue reading Advent calendar season + St. Nick

Gratitude, Holidays

24 Hour Gratitude Challenge 2022

Yesterday I recorded something I was grateful for, every hour, on the hour. Sharing today in honor of Thanksgiving! I'm grateful..... 06:00..... That our main grocery store is open 24 hours/day, allowing me to go during Asher's 5:30 a.m. swim practice and miss the rush later. 07:00.... for Asher's swim coaches, and the strange hours… Continue reading 24 Hour Gratitude Challenge 2022

Family Fun, Holidays

2022 Family Theater Outing: Come From Away

I'm glad we opted out of the Sunday swim meet session and got home Saturday. Leading into Thanksgiving week, I needed Sunday morning to regroup a little bit. Ethan had to work at 7, so I ran him over there at 6:45. Ivan and Asher were up pretty early too because the World Cup was… Continue reading 2022 Family Theater Outing: Come From Away

Family Fun, Holidays, Life

Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before

Hello, Monday. Wish you were still another day away, but, here you are. The weekend was good! Looking at the calendar, this is the last weekend for a LONG time that I don't have some sort of "bigger" event or other going on. Therefore, I really tried to take advantage of it and get some… Continue reading Holiday planning/ holiday stress + something I’d never done before