I cannot believe that it is already December 7! Where has this year gone?
Anywho, our 13th wedding anniversary is tomorrow. We don’t have any plans, though. We went out to Texas Roadhouse for our anniversary dinner last night. Mike has been battling what we thought was a cold but turned out to be a possible sinus infection (thanks to a trip to urgent care) so we’re just spending the rest of his days off at home. Which is fine with me since I have a ton of movies that I want him to watch and I really do enjoy him being home. Then next weekend we have our friends ugly Christmas sweater party, which will be a ton of fun. I cannot wait!
I am also planning on having a Christmas get-together for the family. Nothing big, just some finger/party foods and good company. Since my Nan passed away in 2011, the Christmas tradition on my Mom’s side of the family of getting together on Christmas Eve just stopped. And it really is a shame because it was always one of the highlights of the season. So I’m hoping to start a new tradition for the family.
Unfortunately, the remainder of this month will be work, work and more work. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and the whole family/presents thing. But the extra work required so I can assure my family has some good gifts can be more than a bit stressful. Especially when there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. But I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling stressed during this time of the year.
JamieDecember 8, 2014 at 1:22 am
I’m probably one of the very few that believes Christmas shouldn’t be about getting gifts, but rather spending time with your family. Although, I don’t think my dad feels that way.
I love Christmas. It’s a shame that your Nan passed away and the gathering just stopped. Just because one person passes away, doesn’t mean the gathering should stop. It just should mean that you’re celebrating her life even though she’s not there. My grandmother passed away in 2010, and my dad and I did not want to put his girlfriend out of the way to make us a Turkey dinner, so we went to Denny’s. It still hurts that my grandmother is no longer here, but I also remind myself that she is here in Spirit. So is your Nan.
This year, I don’t think I really wanted much. I got what I really wanted. Accepted into college, good grades, and now a new car to work with. When the grandmother (Tristan’s grandmother) asked me what I wanted I had a hard time stating what I did want. I only want practical things that I can use for school or something that I can wear like jewelry. But, I haven’t a clue what else. I do know that they are getting Tristan and I brand new seat covers to go a long with our new car.
KatDecember 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Happy Anniversary! I’m very much like you: I love hubby being home. I know a lot of married women out there who don’t feel that way, and it’s such a shame!
You do so many fun things for the holidays!! Ugly sweater party sounds really interesting 🙂 Make sure you wear a sweater that lights up or has like a cat nativity scene on it or something. LOL. I’m hoping when I have the baby, I get more into doing interesting holiday stuff. It seems all I do is decorate and enjoy the decorations.
And yes…tis the season to deplete the living shit out of your bank account. As I tell hubby, “we now need to let our bank account heal”. LOL. I really should do what you do and work a little extra to make up for the spending…instead, we just use up a lot of money from our account, complain about it and then let it slowly go back up to normal. We wouldn’t have to do that if I just worked a little more. You gave me a very good idea 🙂
Hope you enjoy the season 🙂
CarolynneDecember 10, 2014 at 11:01 am
Aw happy anniversary!! So wonderful. Hoping your hubby feels better soon though.
I love that you are trying to start up your Christmas traditions again. It’s sad when the head of the family passes away and then effort isn’t made anymore. I sure hope everything works out 🙂