Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

Reindeer Roxie
Sorry it has been forever since I posted. The month of Dec. totally got away from me with prepping for the end of the semester plus buying Christmas gifts, etc.

My husband, dog and I spent Christmas just the three of us today and are visiting our families this weekend. Today consisted of lounging in our jammies and stuffing ourselves with delicious food. Right now, I am cuddled under a blanket, Roxie snoring next to me, while we re-watch the entire series of Dexter (or as far as we can get).

My Christmas break has been very relaxing so far, and I am getting a little stir crazy, so hopefully we don't have any more ice storms and I can get out of the house tomorrow.

I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Years.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Currently December

December is my second favorite month of the year, after October. The first semester is winding down, and everything is so magical and exciting leading up to the holidays.

So I am linking up with Farley for Currently December.

Listening: I am not personally a football fan. OK I hate it. But I decided to do some Interwebbing and read a book while my husband listens to the game. At least in an hour, I get to go see Catching Fire!

Loving: Today is sunny and 50ยบ which is not normal Midwest December weather. It was so nice that we took Roxie for a long walk on the bike trail.

Thinking: I have a busy week coming up. Lots going on in my classes, a couple meetings, an SIP day and then a conference on Thursday about motivating students. I am excited to see what I come back with.

Wanting: I was saddened to realize last week that I lost my favorite sunglasses that I bought from the Coach Outlet store 5 years ago. And of course this was after Christmas lists had been distributed and purchased. I think I will get a cheaper stand-in pair for now.

Needing: I have to re-read (for the 4th time) the first four chapters of Gentlemen today, as well as chapters 4 and 5 of Gatsby for classes tomorrow.

Favorite tradition: I had many traditions with family growing up that I loved, even though I no longer do them now that I have my own little family. So I decided to list one of the traditions I have carried on into my adult life: On Christmas Eve evening, my husband I exchange one gift (and this year, Rox will get to open one up early too). It will probably go like this: "Hey, husband, I'd like to open up that new paisley scarf I know you got for me so I can wear it tomorrow. K Thanx."