Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Spirit

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! We did - it was great spending time with all of our family and to be able to relax and enjoy this nice, long weekend! This year, I've really been looking forward to Christmas and I don't know why. I don't really have anything on my Christmas list this year, but I've been in 'Christmas mode' for a while, especially this weekend.

We avoided Black Friday this year because ever since working retail, it hasn't really appealed to me. I worked in a big-box hardware store for three years and saw a lot of crazy people shopping the day after Thanksgiving, it kind of turned me off. I did take advantage of some black Friday deals online though, and I ordered our Christmas cards (which I'll post once I get them) and a gift for someone in the family, so I feel like I did accomplish something Christmas-y that day. Instead of hitting the stores, this year for black Friday & Saturday, Tim and I painted (and Tim re-did some drywall) in his aunt and uncle's two bathrooms in their house. They've been out of town visiting some of their family and will be back tomorrow to see it all completed - I hope they're happy with it. It was a lot of work, but I'm really glad we were able to do it for them. :-)

Sorting through all of our Christmas stuff!
I've been bugging Tim for a while now to get our Christmas tree out of storage so that I could put it up this weekend, so that's what we did today. This is definitely the earliest I've ever put up a Christmas tree, but like I mentioned before, I've been in the Christmas spirit lately! I had the music going, all of the ornaments laid out and the lights on -- it was awesome! Now we've got dinner going in the crock-pot and it just feels like winter/Christmas is coming full force and I'm ready for it (until we start getting snow!). Today, while I was going through all of our Christmas stuff I this awesome ornament which I didn't even know we had! I was very excited when I found it, so of course I had to share it. :-)

In other news, I've been compliant with all of my treatments for 119 days now, been going to the gym twice a week still (oh, I went the gym on Black Friday, too!) and my next CF clinic appointment is December 22nd - a little less than a month away. I'm really looking forward to that appointment, hoping that my PFTs show how awesome I've been feeling lately. :-)  (And from the amount of smiley faces in this post, I'd say I'm feeling really good!)


  1. Awesome post! I'm glad you're also in the Christmas spirit! :) Good luck on your CF appointment - I can't wait to hear what your PFTs show!

  2. Love your ornament! So cute and appropriate! Yay for 119 days (which I am sure is 120 days now). I am sure your clinic appointment will go well.