Disbelieving... how many of my students have a freakin' Elf on a Shelf!
Laughing... at some of the names of my students' elves. Here's a random sampling: Tinkerbell, Tink, Belle, Jinglebell, Scout, Snow, Cotton, Presents, Red, Henry, Buddy, Snowflake, Elfis, Sprite, Herald, Sparkles, Twinkles, and Shelvin.
Simplifying... my Christmas season. Actually, this isn't anything new, but I feel even more compelled to "keep it simple" this year and focus on the holiday traditions and events that actually bring me joy instead of stress me out.
Ready... to wear my collection of Christmas t-shirts to work!
Cancelling... my MoviePass account. I retracted my original recommendation in this post back in October. Since then, the restrictions have worsened and I'm no longer willing to give them any more chances. Buh-bye...
Dealing... with the chaos created by the unplanned, mini-renovation of my master bedroom. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we had to rip up the carpet. In lieu of new carpet, we decided to replace it with hardwood. Sounds simple enough, right? Nope. After ripping up the carpet in the closet, we discovered a water leak which lead to the discovery of mold...
Watching... Outlander on STARZ, Escape from Dannemora on Showtime...
...and Christmas movies on AMC and Freeform.
Reading... YES, like with my eyeballs, Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist.
Listening... to the audiobook The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard.
Acclimating... to my new mattress (which we replaced in addition to the carpet). It's super comfy, but like most things, takes a little getting used to.
Confessing... that my self-imposed spending freeze for November went bust the first week due to the impromptu mini-renovation of my bedroom.
Laughing... at this:
Agreeing... with these (especially right now with the stress of home renovation):
November in a Snapshot:
|1) Scenes from the park, the first snow (Nov. 10), walking, Joe Bonamassa in concert.|
2) Celebrating M's 40th birthday!
3) New sneakers, let the laying of hardwood commence, in desperate need of a date
with L'Oreal, the second snow (Nov. 27)
What have you been up to lately?
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!
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