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Surprisingly Stoked for Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

This year sure has been...special.

There hasn't been much to look forward to, nor much to look back on. When people ask me what I've been up to, it's like, uh...Judge Judy and online shopping. What else? I'm not going anywhere. I'm not doing anything.

Christmas Eve will be more of the same environment...not leaving the house, except for maybe a trip for groceries. No one new in the house, the same four faces (and that counts the dog). But I am SO looking forward to it. We're going to have a bunch of crackers, meats, and cheeses and hang out in the living room with a bunch of bed pillows and sort of have a big ole slumber party for a little while. I'm going to make my own Gl├╝hwein this year, since I haven't been to Trader Joe's since before the pandemic started. I'm imagining some kind of movie, but it could be the Grinch or Lightning McQueen, or something else. I don't know. Once the boy gets to sleep, we'll Santa everything up, which I'm really excited about, because this is the first year he understands Santa.

Christmas Day will be Santa, panettone, and a turkey dinner. It all feels so simple and lovely, and I cannot wait!

We had snow while the northeast was getting hammered. Ours was perfect, sticking in the grass, but not creating a lot of dangerous conditions. Something about that set off the Christmas spirit for me. We went looking at Christmas lights on Saturday night. What an awesome thing to do! It's so COVID-friendly and fun!

In other news, my knees hurt. I'm taking it easy, taking glucosamine and ibuprofen, and icing. But it's a painful, constant reminder of why I need to keep the refrigerator closed. I'm weighing tomorrow, and I'm anticipating a loss. Hopefully, my knees will be okay as I get this under control.

Merry Christmas, everyone! Enjoy this season in any way you can.
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