MMMM + Weekend before Christmas!


It looks like winter today: gray and sort of just blah. It isn’t conducive to working, I can tell you that. I have a coffee and green tea in my brand new Yeti tumbler and I am churning through some work. I have got to get through some of it because tomorrow, I’m working a half day then we’re seeing Star Wars! Despite what some people are saying about it being a rehashed story, I do not care. I want a Star Wars movie that FEELS like a Star Wars movie and people whose opinions I trust have expressed this. I have a feeling I’ll like it. I remember when hardcore fanboys bashed on the new Hobbit but we liked it. It’s been one of the best movies to come out in the last ten years.

Our weekend actually felt pretty long. My brother in law got into town late Friday evening and then he, my husband, and my oldest ran a 4 mile trail race Saturday morning. Elliot came in second in the nine and under division! I wanted him to win and thought it was a good race to, since not a lot of people ran it – maybe 160 – but the kid who won beat him by 2 minutes. I was proud of him anyway, considering he didn’t feel well for some reason. We had Mexican for lunch and then hung out. Basketball and football in the front yard, naps. Ash and his brother shopped and I made dinner.

Sunday was football, of course, and I ran some errands here and there. I should have run but I decided to mow the lawn and then didn’t feel much like running. I felt pretty accomplished though and most of my Christmas shopping is done, so that’s a relief. I haven’t exactly been feeling the Christmas spirit as I normally do but as the day approaches, I am getting more excited. I love watching the kids open gifts. 🙂 Baby is at a good age for it now and she’ll understand so much better.

Well, I’d better work on stuff here so I can get ahead and not have to do it close to Christmas!

 

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I’m struggling to be different with my picks. I have played songs from Emmet Otter’s Jug band Christmas before but here’s one I probably did not share.

And here’s one from a Christmas tape I used to steal from my parents’ collection and listen to at night around this time of year. This song always made me feel a little scared but I don’t know why!

4 thoughts on “MMMM + Weekend before Christmas!

  1. Never heard your first tune, but it was very nice. Jim Nabors is such a surprise with his voice. I always loved listening to him doing the Star Spangled Banner. Merry Christmas my friend to you and yours.

  2. The first one was very sweet, especially the part where people (or creatures) start coming out of the house and applaud at the end. Jim Nabors has a wonderful voice, but I think he needs to back off a little; it’s a little strong for this song. Maybe that’s why you were scared…

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