relieved that we were not traveling for Christmas. It’s always crazy to travel around the holidays and I am trying to be thankful for the fact that we weren’t affected by the madness. But then again, I am…
wishing that we would have traveled for Christmas, because I really would have loved to spend the holidays with family and friends.
bummed that I ended up being quite sick over the holiday weekend and that we had to cancel all our plans. We had planned to spend Christmas day with our friends in the Bay Area, but that was not in the cards. I think I haven’t been that sick in a long time. I slept for like 4 days straight. Luckily, I’ve started to feel like a human being again yesterday.
thrilled that I got to see and hug my dear friend Cathy (from Sydney) again. She was stopping over in Las Vegas on her way home to Australia after a 4 weeks vacation on the East Coast and I took a quick flight down there to hug her. We also had our first “sleep over” where we lay in bed in our pj’s and talked until 4 in the morning. If you had told me back when we started out as penpals when we were teeenagers that we’d have the opportunity to hang out and have some quality time together like that when we’re 40, I probably would have thought you were out of your mind. I think that might have been my biggest and most precious Christmas present this year.
hoping for some good news from my bff at home. I officially cancelled all my Christmas wishes, because all all I want for Christmas is to know that she’s going to be ok.
eating Halloween candy. Does that last until Christmas in your house? Haha.
drinking mug after mug after mug of tea. I hate how when you have a cold, you’re losing all your taste buds and nothing tastes good. I didn’t have coffee for a week (which should tell you something!), but I can’t wait to try this coffee that my friend Marie sent me from DC.
thankful for all the friends that sent Christmas cards and little packages in the mail this holiday season. It really made the holidays that much sweeter!
watching all the Christmas movies. I am trying to fit in as many as humanly possible this holiday season. So far I crossed Home Alone 2, National Lampoon’s Christmas, A Christmas Story, Elf and Love, the Coopers off my list. Many, many more to go.
reading This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp.
enjoying wrapping up the few Christmas gifts that I have to wrap this year. You must know that wrapping gifts and putting together little packages is probably one of my most favorite things to do around the holiday season, but with postage costing a fortune, I ended up purchasing a lot of gifts online (esp. for my overseas peeps)… which saves on postage (and custom fees and the worry that it might not arrive), but also deprives me of the gift wrapping part.
excited to try my hand at bullet journaling next year. I’ve officially decided to ditch my beloved Inkwell Press Planner for 2018 and try something new. Stay tuned for more on this little adventure. (Also, do you bullet journal? I need your ideas, thoughts, suggestions!)