I woke up this morning to a phone call from our public schools saying that buses would be running late due to the extreme cold. Now that's cold! My own car wasn't too happy about starting, either, but it did and my daughter and I went off to school and work. Thankfully, she could go right into the school building instead of waiting outside like they normally do. It made me remember when I was her age and we had to stay outside on cold days like this - barbaric.
Had a nice weekend - went out with friends Friday night to hear a live band and remembered just why I do not like the party scene anymore. As the night goes on, other people (not my friends) get stupid drunk and I have no tolerance for being around them. Plus, trying to talk to my friends while shouting over the loud music is frustrating. I'd much rather go to a quiet place, have a nice glass of wine, and visit with my friends.
Saturday I got all my Christmas shopping done. Hurrah! Sunday I managed to get in a work-out, buy a few groceries, and then wrote 3K on the novel. When my daughter came home from her dad's, we decided to wrap presents. Well, I did most of the wrapping while she put her imagination to work and built a sleigh! And here's the picture to prove it:
Loaded up with presents...(I know, they're all wrapped with the same wrapping paper, but wrapping paper is expensive and I couldn't justify buying more than one).
Here's the sleigh hooked up not to a reindeer, but to the "Christmas Dog."Imagination - my daughter has it!
So I'm ready for Christmas - cards have been sent, gifts all bought (though I am still waiting for some to arrive in the mail) and presents wrapped. I don't know that I will do anymore holiday baking, but we'll see.
Now if I could just get a little snow...