The Christmas music season has begun for me. And thank goodness! It was about time. Christmas music makes me happy and this time of year I need all of the happy I can get.
This time of the year every year, I get sad. Maybe I get SAD? Either way, I find it hard to stay happy. This year though, I have a bouncy, smiley, silly little 16 month old who brings me such joy that it balances out the harder moments. For this, I am so thankful. Besides it being this time of year, I also have a lot on my plate. Work is busy, which is good. School is busy, which is mostly good. I have a great workout schedule, but it makes my Tuesdays and Wednesday last from 5am-10pm. 6am-9:30pm of that is away from my house.
I am trying to schedule into my crazy schedule more “loved on” time. This includes family time and friend time. I am grateful to have friends who don’t mind meeting me after 8pm, when Link is asleep. I don’t want to take away any more time than I already do from him.
I am getting more and more excited for Christmastime though. I have purchased most of our gifts online (thank you Amazon!) I am excited to head to Nebraska and spend more time with that family.
And so… the countdown continues!
19 days until Christmas 2012.1: Justin’s mom’s side
20 days until Christmas 2012.2: Justin’s immediate family – Pat, Ron, Justin, Link, Amy, Collin, me (this date?)
24 days until I graduate!
25 days until Christmas 2012.3: My immediate family – Mom, Dad, Justin, Link, Ashley, Peter, me
26 days until Christmas 2012.4: My mom’s side
27 days until we head to Nebraska to begin Christmas 2012.5: Justin’s dad’s side