Until then, however... back to five good things.
Good Thing #1: Outings with Joleen
Have I mentioned how excited I am that Aunt Joleen lives in Kalamazoo? Okay. I'm excited that Aunt Joleen lives in Kalamazoo. She brings us straight-up Michigan Christmas cookies like these:
And she goes to Target with us and attempts to put Avengers helmets on my child, much to the dismay of poor Sol (haha). And she stands at the checkout with us and listens to Mr. Crazyman tell her how beautiful my child is and oh can he take a picture of her and not every child is beautiful for example he has three kids of his own and his oldest son isn't so pretty but he's smart so that's good and he gives single moms a lot of credit because he doesn't have hips so he can't hold children the same way women can and his mom is a supermom when she goes to the Old Country Buffet with one kid on the left hip and one on the right and one on the teat and one holding her hand and she's still eating at the Old Country Buffet and oh well Merry Christmas anyway. Oh yes, that whole scenario happened. Joleen can vouch for it. We did not allow him to photograph Sol; we DID, however, laugh about it the whole way home. And THAT, my friends, is exactly why I like having company when I'm out in public.
Good Thing #2: (Christmas baked goodies!!)
The Christmas season is upon us. And I like having meetings in different buildings. Because a) I get to see a different crop of people than if I were holed up in my office all day long, and b) by the time I get back to my office, I've accumulated a container of treats that looks something like the Gladware delectability below:
Good Thing #3: brown paper packages tied up with strings (or packing tape)
I also like Christmastime because I come home from work and there are cool things like Christmas cards from friends, or packages on my doorstep. The other day, I got what may be one of the cheeriest packages I've ever received:
Is that Bath and Body Works? Oh yes it is.
And this was also the best-smelling package I've ever received.
Because the contents went a little something like this:
Good Thing #4: Christmas Cards (outgoing)
Christmastime also means I get to return the favor and send out masses of Christmas cards for the first time EVER. (This also means I get to stay up till 12:32am five days before Christmas, addressing envelopes and losing 75% of my saliva to the gross adhesive on these glad tidings...)
Good Thing #5: good butterflies
Butterflies when I'm straightening my hair and curling my eyelashes.
Butterflies when I'm frantically trying to pick out a shirt to wear.
Things are looking awfully bright. There are very few presents wrapped up beneath our tree (and incidentally none with my name on them), but THIS gal is a happy Christmas camper regardless.
And one good song.
My absolute favorite Christmas song. I heard it a few years ago in Old Navy, and I was hooked.
After some extensive research, I found it and downloaded the entire album on iTunes. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas :)