Snippets again

by Ginger on December 17, 2015

in Random

It’s been cold here, and let me tell you, my foot is NOT a fan. We went to a potluck tonight at the kid’s dojo (so shoes off required), and my foot basically just clenched itself up into a tight little ball and went “nuh-uh. talk to me when it’s 70 again.”

But I’ll admit, it’s kind of nice to have an excuse to break out the cozy blankets and hot tea every night. So, foot, stop yer bitching, the rest of us is enjoying what passes for winter here.

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The kid is off school for just over 3 weeks for winter break.

Send help.

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No but really. With me being unemployed, we can’t send him to camp, so he’ll be home. I’ve got to figure out some structure to our days, or we’re all going to go insane. We’ve set up some potential play dates, and I’ve got plans for parks, trails, and bike rides, but…three weeks man. It’s a long time for my kid who does better with the day to day structure of school.

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We’re going to see Star Wars on Friday (matinee, on a weekday, hopefully slightly less insane than other times?), and I’m pretty excited. I’m not the hugest Star Wars fanatic out there (I mean, I like the original 3, don’t get me wrong, but it’s never been an obsession level thing for me), but I’m pretty stoked to see this one.

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My to-do list for Christmas is pretty small at this point. I have one last stocking thing to buy, need to ship family gifts, wrap J’s gifts, & buy the stuff for our Christmas dinner next week (super easy dinner this year: roasted chicken, stove top stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and maybe some glazed carrots or roasted brussels sprouts. Done.). That’s…it. Yeah. I’m pretty sure that’s it.

I may not be a fan of having to do a lighter Christmas than usual, but I am kind of a fan of this lightened workload portion of things.

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Ah, I lied, I remembered one last thing we have to do: take the kid shopping to help him buy gifts for us. We’re going to give him a few dollars, and have him buy a Christmas gift for each of us from him (we already did this with the grandparents. No spoilers though family!). We’re trying to work on his understanding of giving vs receiving during the holidays, so it’s actually something that is pretty important to us right now. Here’s hoping it’s not an absolute disaster to do the weekend before Christmas (we didn’t want to do it earlier. He’s 6, he’s not so good with the keeping secrets part of gift giving).

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I have a post brewing in my head looking back on 2015, but I’m processing a bunch of thoughts about it before I write it (for once! ha!). But in the meantime, can I just say how FREAKING GLAD I AM THIS YEAR IS ALMOST IN THE REARVIEW? I’m legitimately excited that this year is almost over. I know, I know, it’s just a date, but I don’t care. It feels like I can see a finish line, and damnit, I can’t wait to get there.

nicoleandmaggie December 18, 2015 at 8:17 am

We’re surviving the break by having a series of relatives visit in rapid succession. The plan is to foist the kids and the car off on them.

Older mom December 19, 2015 at 5:36 am

I has been a year of ups and downs for you. Hang in there, 2016 is going to be better and 2015 will just be a memory, some good, some not. I wish you and your family an awesome Christmas, a Happy New Year and a 2016 full of dreams fulfilled and great happiness.

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