If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Sam and I will be on my way to my parents’ home in just a bit, where we’ll be visiting with my family for Christmas. Since Sam, Little Jedi, and I moved to New Orleans a few years ago, we’ve been spending the weekend prior to Christmas with my family and spending Christmas Eve/Day here in our home. Our traditions have changed a lot over the years, and I was delighted to be able to talk a bit about that at Solveig’s blog earlier this month.
In the afternoon today, Sam and I will make a stop on our way through Hattiesburg at The Lucky Rabbit, an antique/vintage/crafts market that opens once a month. It’s become a traditional stop for us these past couple of years, as it’s usually open twice in December and has proven to be a good spot to pick up unique gifts. In the evening, when we get to my parents’ we’ll have dinner and play games, and I’m sure there will be birthday cake for Sam and for my mother, whose birthdays have both happened in the past week. And tomorrow we’ll have lunch and open Christmas gifts before heading home.
Christmas is quickly approaching, and I’ve spent much of this past week getting ready for it. I’ve been cleaning up around the house, buying presents, wrapping presents, and making plans for the next week. I’ve also been working on things for the nonprofit. My parents have been in town for my mom’s birthday, and they visited with us Thursday night, then yesterday we too Little Jedi to see The Force Awakens and then went out to dinner and dessert. We had a fantastic time at a local theater with big, comfy chairs and seat-side service for drinks, popcorn, etc. The movie was great, and it was lots of fun seeing Little Jedi’s face throughout the whole experience. About the film itself I’ll say very little, except…OH THE NERD EMOTIONS I AM HAVING.
Anyway all that, of course, has left me very little time to post or to reply to comments. I’m hoping to fix that in the coming week, but I’ve also got a lot going on.
Sometime this week, probably Monday or Tuesday, we’re taking Little Jedi and his friends to Celebration in the Oaks, a big event where the New Orleans City Park is decorated with lots of lights. We’re also trying to find a time to finish our Christmas shopping for the family, and of course all of those gifts will need to be wrapped! I’m also working on writing some grants right now for the nonprofit, so I’ll be busy with that during the daytime.
And there’s blogging. This week I’ll be posting for Monster Monday, and I’m also going to post the list of ways to give this season…I’d wanted to last week but just ran out of time to put the list together. And unfortunately, saying that has made me realize that I’m also out of time for coffee.
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