Hello! Oh my goodness has this whole month been unfortunate. I was repeatedly hit with sickness, which caused me to get quite behind on my regular routines. I hate being confined to bed when I know I have things that I should be doing.
This left laundry and dishes piled high, Christmas shopping not done, holiday parties missed, and a half-decorated-for-Christmas apartment. So, this weekend while we were both (momentarily) healthy we kicked into gear with a cleaning frenzy, tackled our long list of errands, visited friends for a game night and live nativity, faced the crowds (twice!) for some Christmas shopping, and I even baked (yes, I baked!) some muffins. Piling so many outings into one weekend was Lance's worst nightmare, but he survived thanks to some Thai food. Thai Tom makes anything bearable.
And then today Lance wakes up hit hard with icky illness, probably thanks to me, meaning we will miss yet another get-together tonight. Hopefully he gets well before Friday when we head to Portland for some Christmas madness which will surely make up for the things we have missed already this month.
And now for some photos from last weekend...
-BREAKFAST BEFORE A DAY OF SHOPPING-
-ENDLESS SHOPPING REWARDED WITH THAI FOOD-
-MEALS & GAMES & FANCY CAKES WITH FRIENDS-
-IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS...-
-THE "HEY, LOOK WHAT I WORE!" PHOTO-
-MUFFINS, NOT COOKIES. THAT I BAKED. MYSELF. PROMISE!-
Also, looming over us all weekend was an overwhelming sense of sadness and anger over the Sandy Hook shooting. We may not have children of our own, but we do have so many important little ones in our lives and cannot imagine losing them, especially in such a horrific way. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families as we cannot even begin to understand what they are going through. Amid this tragedy we both hope for change that will serve to better protect our schools from such in the future.