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The Sunday Salon

We’re less than a week away from Christmas, and all I can think is, is it really Christmas already? Come to think of it, the end of the year too. Amazingly, all of my Christmas shopping is done; I just need to wrap stuff. My family and I are headed out to Arizona on Christmas Day for a week, and I’m looking forward to hanging out there—especially since it’s been so cold here in Philly recently. I feel as though I’m not really ready for the cold—cold weather in January and February I can prepare for, but not December!

I also don’t like these short, short days—I get up at 5 in order to work out and take the train in to work; and when I get off at 7:30, it’s still a bit dark out! Then when I go home at 4:30 it gets dark while I’m riding home. I can’t wait for my new apartment to be finished so I can move in! My mom, dad and I went down there after brunch in order to see the place, and it’s really moving along! It’s a mess, but the cabinets are in and the tile is down in the bathroom; and some of the appliances are in-ish. I’m especially excited about my new walk-in closet. They had to take some space out of my bedroom, but I do love that I’m going to have my ironing board in the closet, so I don’t have to keep lugging it out every time I need to use it.

Meanwhile, lots of reading was done; they were all short books, though (The Ladies of Lyndon, by Margaret Kennedy, Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers, and Tell it to a Stranger, by Elizabeth Berridge). I’m nearly done with Loving Without Tears, by Molly Keane.

What are your plans for the holiday?


Danielle said…
I'm with you on hating going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark--I have that same problem. I start work early and then use the university gym to work out and by the time I finish it feels like it's about 10:00 when it is only 5:30! Have a great holiday--I plan on reading as much as I can! I was hoping to read some Molly Keane novels this year, but it seems as though that is a plan that will have to roll over into 2011!

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