19 December 2015

Happy Happy

What a lovely day!  Weather that feels like it's Christmastime (finally!), getting the last of the decorations placed around the house, the ornaments on the tree, and some cookie dough in the fridge, firming up to make some yummy cookies tomorrow.

There are still things to do - clean the house, finish the laundry, wrap presents for The Tim, and some odds and ends - but the big stuff is finished.  With a week left, and time to enjoy everything about Christmastime and Christmas Day.  I'll take it.

The only down side for today is that The Tim has to work this evening, so I'm on my own.  Not that we are missing anything exciting, but I feel bad that he has to work so much during this time of year (six-day weeks instead of five-day weeks).  He is the type of person though who makes the best of things, so though I'm sure he would rather have the day off, he doesn't get as bummed about it as I would.

This evening I'll probably do some reading while listening to Christmas music.  Dug and I will go for his evening walk, and I'll have a nice cup of tea and a Christmas cookie or two.  I would like to stay up to see some of "Saturday Night Live" with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Bruce Springsteen, but I sincerely doubt I'll be able to stay up that late!

Days and evenings like this at Christmastime just make me happy.  It always feels that it should be like this.  So many people try to do too much, and get so aggravated, I sometimes wonder why they even bother.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and that you're ready for it to be less than a week until Christmas Day!


Kim in Oregon said...

OH I didn't know Bruce was going to be on--I won't be able to stay up but I'll record it or watch it on demand tomorrow! I'm pretty much where you are except I need to get dough in the fridge--cookies and wrapping are pretty much what I have left!

Araignee said...

I took a moment to breathe today also and it makes a big difference. I always get caught up in too many "haftas" and usually crash and burn by now.

Mereknits said...

It actually sounds like a perfect evening, a little time for yourself is a gift. Enjoy the last few days before the big day.

Anonymous said...

Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!

Enjoy those Philadelphia Christmas sights for me. I sure do miss the lights, the cold and maybe a touch of snow, if you get a lucky Christmas wish.

Hope Tim doesn't have too bad of a day with all the crazy shoppers. Save him a cookie or two!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I have not decorated at all.... and I don't think I'm going to this year. Things have just been so chaotic, and it's just Dave and I... we've been enjoying the decor on our Christmas visits though!