Well hello there, blog friends! Long time, no post. Between getting sick, student teaching, a DMB concert and watching the Hokies kick some FSU arse, I have not been blogging the way I used to blog. And this was brought to my attention that I needed to blog again! (Thanks K and M! :-) )
I can't believe Christmas is in 15 days. I definitely have not started Christmas shopping. M and I are planning an excursion today. For the first time in a longggg time, I have gift-giving block for a few people on my list. Some people are so hard to shop for! I can't detail the specifics here because, gosh, they could be readers! :) But it has definitely been a frustrating start to shopping for the Osbornes. M and I went to the mall a couple weeks ago and literally just did the walk in circles. Great exercise, no gifts bought. I wasn't in the mood yet...too much stress.
Now that hopefully the stress is on the decline, today, I am in the mood to be merry. I just watched figure skating on the Today show, which omg I have missed so much... now that I am done with school, I am not waking up at 5AM every day and having to endure local news every day... I have been listening to my favorite Christmas songs (see new playlist to the right). My favorite carol isn't on there (The First Noel) because I did not see a version on there that I was in love with. But I am definitely in awe of all the beautiful music which surrounds us this time of year. I have done a good job of resisting 99.1 and 93.5 so that I don't get tired of it too quickly.
Speaking of beautiful music, my brother has a Christmas choral concert tonight at St. Andrew's. And if it is anything like the last one, it will probably make me cry. Seeing my hippie wannabe, festival-attending, laid back to a fault brother in a tux singing beautiful ensemble music is funny on some level. Then on another level it hits me right in the heart.
Our tree has been up, but I cannot wait to get some gifts for my family underneath. Must get showered and get a move on... well unless Matt sleeps in, in which case, I will watch The Holiday in our subzero basement.