I have been in a bit of a funk. Work has been extremely stressful and I have been slightly overwhelmed. It doesn't help that I now have a work laptop so I can conveniently continue to work when I arrive at home. Instead of relaxing I have been trying to catch up.
Because of this I have been in a Bah Humbug mood. So much so I have unfortunately taken it out on my family (I can't apologize enough). It doesn't help that I have to work Christmas Eve day and won't arrive in SLC until after the festivities have begun. I have come to realize that it is my choice to live so far from the family and consequentially that affects some of my family this year. Thanks to Melissa who is willing to stay in town to pick me up and have a non-existent Christmas morning to drive to Idaho.
I love Christmas Season, not as much as my Mother or Sister who wish it was 365 days a year, and so it was time to end this Bah Humbug mood.
A few of my favorite things this year:
~Pulling out the decorations and that peaceful feeling of sitting with all of the lights out except for the Christmas tree.
~I love placing all of the various items that are seen once a year around the house, making it feel warm and cozy.
~My obsessive Santa collection (I haven't been able to find a new one I am in love with)
~Never getting tired of Luke 2
~Having friends over for dinner and another night of treats and present exchange.
~Treating cute kids to lunch.
~Baking all of the various goodies
~ Listening to Dean Martin sing "Baby it's Cold Outside"
~Watching a Christmas Carol with George C. Scott. My Favorite!
~Drinking Hot Chocolate with homemade peppermint marshmallows (thanks Masha)
~The San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker.
~Christmas lights on Temple Hill
~The Memmott Christmas Charity, thanks to Emily and Jake
~Anticipating the Snow
~The thought of soon being in the company of my loved ones
I now can't wait to board that plane to spend an unconventional Memmott Christmas with my Family and see the few friends that will be in SLC.
Merry Christmas everyone!
The tree is tiny and has A LOT of lights on it. It really lights up the room.