Here we are, my friends. At the beginning of this most special week of the year. We are preparing for the magic of Christmas and all that it means to each of us. Whatever that is for you, I hope you enjoy each moment of preparation and then the fruits of your labor with the people you love. In other news, here are a few pictures of how we spent this past weekend together.
Saturday evening, I was preparing for bed when Nicolas called. He asked me what I was doing, and I told him I was applying toner to my face! He asked what I was doing after that. I told him I was putting on my pajamas?? Why? He said that he and Madison were going to watch a Christmas movie and wanted us to come over. Well, it is Christmas and so why not? Steve opted out because it was late, but Flynn, I, and Mocha grabbed a blanket and headed over. We snuggled in their cozy house and watched one of the best, underrated Christmas movies ever! If you have not seen it, please do! It is called Noelle, and it is so good! Madison set out some Danish cookies, and we had a wonderful time.
Sunday morning, we watched a beautiful mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent from home.
I also found some time to relax with a very good Christmas mystery in my cozy bed.
In addition and not pictured, I loaded and unloaded the dishwasher several times, sorted and washed, dried and folded several loads of laundry, organized and helped wrap presents for friends and neighbors, thought about without deciding on the menu for Christmas, and mopped the downstairs floors. Was there more to do? You bet! Did it bother me that I didn't? Nope. Thirty-year-old me? Yep. Fifty-two-year-old me is much older. And wiser.
How about you, my friends?
What are your plans for the week?
Whatever they are, enjoy!
We dream about this time of year, and it is finally here!