The whole “getting back into the swing of things” thing after having a weekend away with just the girls is not really my best thing.
Things have been moving a little slow around here this morning. Emma was late to school. Jacob is really just getting cranked up now…at 10:30 am.
But can I just say…it was worth it!
I have just spent 2 crazy days shopping with my sister-in-law and another friend, almost single-handedly boosting the economy of Atlanta. Yes. From the hours of 10 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, we must have walked 40 miles—probably more—through the malls and shops of the A. T. L. and made ourselves some Christmas purchases! Congratulate me on spending CASH this season! I have saved up so that I would not use our credit card this year, so that is pretty exciting.
It was exhausting, but oh so fun. My feet and lower back were on fire and I was nearly delirious, but I was a shopping fool! Laughed a lot and got lots of things crossed off my Christmas list! Enjoyed some great customer service and lots of Christmas spirit! And there are some sights to behold at the mall in Atlanta…and I am not referring to the lovely Christmas décor, ya’ll! Good times.
It was a nice getaway—something I haven’t done in about 3 years. And BONUS—everyone at home managed to survive unscathed, so, woot woot for that!
In other news, my third eye seems to be fading. About time, too! After a while, you start to feel like everyone is staring at it.
I love Christmas and all that it brings—even some of the crazy chaos. I love celebrating the birth of Jesus. I love the music. I love finding that perfect something to give. And I love sharing it all with my family.
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis