The Day Before

Look who woke up early to help me blog this morning!


Our schedule has been jam-packed this week, what with this being the last five days of school before the Holiday break, preparing to drive home, and my birthday.  Last night happened to be the one night that we didn’t have something going.

I decided to take advantage and start preparing for the long road trip northward.  Some people may call me a Scrooge for this, but I made a controversial decision:  I took down all the Christmas decorations.

No Joy

It was a preemptive strike that was designed in partnership with both myself and my future self.  I knew that when Dan and I return to our home after the break is over, the last thing I would want to do, in addition to all the other get ready for the real world again chores would be tearing down the tinsel.  So while Dan was out running a few last minute errands, Sophie and I took all of our decorations down.

Confession:  I got a little bit morbid and silly while doing this chore; I put on the song, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and pretended that I was staring in a Lifetime TV movie where I was the CEO of a billion dollar empire whom everyone that worked for hated because I was considered to be a kill-joy, but secretly I did have a heart but never showed it because I had lost my sister at the holiday time, so I never knew how to properly celebrate, and NEVER went home.  Every time I took an ornament down, I dramatically sang along, all knowingly, but longingly wishing how to “be home for Christmas.”

I don’t know what’s wrong with me…


When Dan got home, he brought me my favorite “easy peasy” meal: Subway!


Anyone else notice that I’m wearing the same sweatshirt this morning that I wore while dinning in class last night?  Oh yea, only the most posh lifestyle is allowed in this house!

I have been trying to hold off opening my birthday gifts until Friday morning, even though I have been know in past years to tear open mail-delivered presents early.  It’s been a struggle because I also have been compiling a stash of goodies that my darlings have been giving me:

Holiday Gifts

But despite my best efforts, Dan did convince me to open his gift last night because he wanted to have just a moment with the two of us.  Awwww!


Inside my birthday card were three things:

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I have been telling Dan how much I would love to see this play, and I couldn’t be happier that we’ll be going to see The Book of Mormon over the holiday break!  Good job, Dan!!!!

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