loving the holiday season. Despite the fact that we won’t be traveling and we won’t be seeing family for Christmas, I always embrace this season and I’ve tried to decorate and make our home as cozy as I can.
watching Christmas movies. I am trying to fit in as many as humanly possible. So far I crossed It’s a Wonderful Life, The Grinch, and Home Alone 2 off my list. Many, many more to go.
drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream. It’s a treat I only have around the holidays.
eating Christmas cookies. I haven’t baked myself, because I am waiting for a package with goodies from home, but I bought some Christmas cookies and my co-worker has generously brought some cookies to the office. Which cookies are your favorites?
looking forward to a long weekend. I won’t be taking any time off over Christmas this year, so it’s nice to at least get two 4-day weekends in a row. It’ll be odd to work between Christmas and New Year’s though. Are you taking time off?
enjoying coffee out of my new mug!
trying to finish strong on my running goal for this year. Will I be able to hit 1000k by December, 31?
sending Christmas cards and a few packages. I love wrapping presents and putting little packages together, but most of my Christmas gifts were ordered online this year, because the added cost of shipping is just insane (especially when sending overseas).
wearing fuzzy socks at home and fingerless gloves at the office (because they always turn down the heater over Christmas break, although they know that people will be working… ugh.)
listening to NKOTB’s Christmas album. Naturally.
hoping for a great 2017. 2016 was a bit of a mixed bag, so I am curious to see what 2017 has in store for us.
keeping in mind that not everybody looks forward to the holidays because people have strained family relations or are generally stressed by the holiday expectations and trying to do something good for someone less fortunate.