Saturday, December 20, 2014
The wildest week is over. I ended up getting sick too and it was the worst possible timing. The small Bears were well enough to go back to school, and all the big events were happening, just as I was feeling worse and worse. I had to back out of things I had volunteered to help with. It felt terrible, but it was the right thing. I rested, watched TV and movies, crocheted when I felt like sitting upright. It wasn't so bad; we still made it to our events and I was able to help with the LB's class party on Thursday. Last night, we did our ritual meandering drive around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights. The Bear even tolerated some Christmas music.
This time of year, I find that things wind down as quickly as they wound up; the school break is here, the Bear's work shut-down starts in a few days, and we're all settling in for the holiday. I'm mostly feeling better. I just came home from the grocery store. I bought food for the week, as well as for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners. Ham on Christmas, and for something different, crab legs on Christmas Eve. Lots of cheese both days. A pomegranate and a persimmon, cordial cherries and Clamato. A half-gallon of egg nog. It's flippin' festive up in here.
I realized that I've already made it to December 20 without watching Love Actually, and I think I'll remedy this tonight. After that, A Christmas Story is the only one of my must-watch holiday movies left to watch; we always watch it on Christmas Eve. I've got plenty (way too much) to eat, books and magazines to read, movies to watch and all my favorite people close by; let the holidays begin.