Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Countdown Begins

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving - just like I did.  It was awesome, actually.  The weather was TERRIBLE - icy, cold...just how I LOVE it!!  Poor Hubby didn't care for it, as he had to cook the turkey on the grill out on the back deck - but he did a fantastic job, regardless of the frost bite.

I cooked everything else - ham, potatoes, veg, etc.  For the first time since I've hosted Thanksgiving at my house, I didn't have a single problem with ANYTHING.  Everything came out perfect.  My timing was perfect - the whole meal was...well...perfect.

I didn't lose my patience with anyone, I didn't get ticked off, my parents didn't argue, the kids all got along with each other....there was laughing and jokes and compliments and adult conversation.  I couldn't of asked for a better day.

My finished Christmas tree
 As the day came to a close and my parents decided to head home, Thanksgiving was pretty much over for me.  On the night of Thanksgiving, there's only one thing that runs through my it's not those stupid Black Friday's decorating for Christmas.

Thanksgiving night is my official kick-off to my Christmas countdown.  The tree comes out.  The Christmas music goes on.  After stringing lights and decorating the tree, it's time to curl up on the couch in front of a crackling fire and watch a Christmas movie - or two.  Last night's picks were The Santa Clause and Elf. 

When the movies were over, I curled up in bed for the night.  I realized for the first day - in way too long - I wasn't preoccupied with school or how much homework I have to do.  I got to spend the whole day with my family - doing family things. 

Of course, things are "life as usual" today.  Back to homework, back to the stupid unit.  I have to go back to work on Monday - and there's still a week's worth of lesson plans waiting to be written.  I have exactly 11 days (including today) until the unit is due.  That is the day I get to kiss it goodbye - until January anyway, but that's a whole different project, a whole different story.  I am going to work my little heart out to get all of the work finished and completed this week.  I'm ready for it to be gone - I'm ready to be able to enjoy my Christmas...and that officially starts the day I turn all of the work in.  The race is on and it begins in three, two, one....NOW!!

"Just 11 more days and I can have my life back for a month!"

Till next time.  ;)


  1. I LOVE Christmastime. All the lights and decorations and stuff make me so happy. :-)

  2. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! We always do it the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and we're all really ready for it! I'm so glad you got to spend some time with your family not stressing over things. Merry Christmas-time to you!


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