Next year, we're starting from scratch, whether the lights are working or not! How annoying when strands of lights burn out halfway through the season (and after all the decorations are already on)!
The dining room tree had strands on the top, middle and bottom go out. The living room tree also has two strands out, but luckily isn't as obvious, thanks to the remaining 10 strands that are still on!
And Nate, trying to figure out our crazy looking tree!
I did something yesterday that I had never done before....I went to a movie. Alone. We're talking me, a bucket of popcorn and a coke, and about 7 other people in a movie theatre. And it was pretty good.
Don is always so good about telling me to 'get out of the house' (in a very good way) when I need a break. Usually that break means going up town, getting groceries, or just wandering around in some stores for a while.
Going to the movie was a very different way to have a break, a last minute thing, otherwise I certainly would have called up some girlfriends and headed out, but really this was OK too!! I laughed; and because I think my emotions were kinda sensitive after a crazy day, I cried just little bit too! But it was all good!
People have been asking how we're all doing, so here it is. We're all doing pretty OK. Me, being the only woman in the house, make up for the boys in the house with the typical motherly emotions! My usual answer to people is that we're trying not to think of it till after Christmas. I can usually say that quite bravely. Then as the conversation continues, and I start to talk about it, I usually get a little ferklempt (how do you spell that?!?).
Nate continues to have really restless nights, so either Don or I end up spending most of the night in his room. But he's stayed clear of coughs and colds, so I say the self (and doctor) induced reduction in our social activities has been worth it!
There's more to say, but for now I'll close.
Here's a pic of the boys, excitedly opening up their passports!! And here's to hoping we'll still be able to go on our little family holiday in the beginning of February....remember those Flyers tickets that Don is super pumped about? Well, hopefully we'll be able to take that little trip before we get the call to head to Edmonton!