This morning I got up at some ridiculous hour, like 7:30 or something. I started doing laundry and getting supplies ready for tomorrow, which is Gingerbread House Building Day with Mari and Brooke (and maybe Wanda). I had to run out to Wal-Mart (joy, shopping at Wal-Mart in the Christmas season on a Saturday) for some baking supplies, and then I quickly put the leaf in the table, dumped all the supplies out on it, made and ate lunch, and folded the last load of laundry.
Sean and I spent the afternoon and evening at his parents’ house, chatting with Cheryl and Reid and their guests, Grandma Flo and Mema and Papa Stan. Cheryl and I strung Christmas lights on the tree, and by the time we were finished everyone was starving. Reid went and got us all some Wife Saver. Unfortunately, Grandma Flo had to leave early (though her goodbye took about half an hour, as she stood at the door and continued chatting).
After Mema and Papa Stan left, Cheryl and I resumed work on the tree, and Reid popped in Hero. I missed a lot of the beginning due to hanging ornaments, but after awhile I was so intrigued that I just sat down and watched it, and only helped with the tree after it was over. It was a really neat movie.
Sean headed home first (we’d driven separately for this reason), and after finishing the tree and then going through Cheryl’s closet to pick a couple of Santa statues to borrow for decorating the apartment, I followed suit.
I should have gone straight to bed, but instead I got out all my Christmas decorations and put most of them up. All that’s left is to decorate the tree; it’s in place and waiting for me, but I’m way too beat to deal with it right now.
Despite the fact that I feel like I could pass out at any moment, I’m happy :) It was a good day. I love Christmas :)