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?