You guys, I am in the happiest mood. I simply love the holiday season. I bought this cute star lamp (at IKEA, ha! :)) a week ago and it makes me so happy. We also have a Christmas tree (teeny-tiny and fake, but hey, it’s a tree with lights and ornaments!) setup and candles lit every evening. This is truly the most wonderful time!
Not only, but also because I am flying home for the holidays in only a short week! Until then, I am trying to not have my head explode with all the things I want and need to do beforehand, but enjoy this season to the fullest.
We’ve had J’s mom visit over Thanksgiving (I know that was a week ago) and we had a great time. We played a lot of Scrabble (and I won! Ha!), watched movies, went out for a little bit of shopping and the highlight was going to the theater for “An Irish Christmas” on Sunday night. It really started off the holiday season on the right foot!
This last weekend, J and I ran a lot of Christmas errands, I’ve been working on my Christmas cards (almost done with the crafting! Hooray!) and also found some time to just relax and cozy up at home. On Saturday, we went to the Christkindlmarkt at the Sacramento Turnverein, an annual event that we’ve been to before. J and I weren’t really planning on going this year (as we’ll be going to some ‘real’ German Christmas markets very soon!), but our next door neighbors asked if we’d like to go and it was the perfect opportunity to hang out with them.
Other good things this weekend:
pots of hot tea ♥ stitching ♥ a German movie (in German) ♥ Christmas shopping ♥ gym time ♥ Mexican food ♥ Christmas cards in the mail ♥ stop at Michaels ♥ watching holiday movies ♥ knitting ♥ baking ♥
Last, but not least, I am thrilled to announce the winner of my little end-of-NaBloPoMo-Christmas-package giveaway.
The True Random Number Generator has spoken and the winner of my little surprise package is Ti! Here’s the favorite holiday memory that she shared in the comments:
I’ll contact you via email shortly to see where you want your surprise package sent.