24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

In many ways, it's been a great holiday season. My house is lightly decorated. It was so much easier! My mantle is decorated just how I like it. There's touches of Christmas here and there. I wouldn't mind keeping it this way all year long! Sparky the dog has tried to touch, but everything is just out of his reach. Hahaha. I hosted my book club holiday party early in December. I'm so glad to know such a great group of women. We talk a lot, eat a lot, and talk about the book a little. This time we read "gods In Alabama" by Joshilyn Jackson. Everyone loved it. I had my family over for the "9th" day of Hanukkah. It was my first time making brisket and not knowing how much to buy, I made enough to feed a football team. The get-together was so much fun and the start of a new tradition. I stayed strong and resisted the urge to throw my big holiday party. It was the right decision for this year. I hope next year to be excited about it.

I'm off work till after New Years, for the first time. SO excited. I have lots of coffee in the foreseeable future, and if you know me, that's exciting! I'm headed to the mountains tomorrow for a much-needed vacation. Looking forward to gazing into a fireplace, reading a few books, soaking in the outdoor hot tub, eating good food, snow tubing, and making memories with family and friends.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!