I've read a few of these 12 pics year in review posts and they all seem to have beautiful pictures with the month somehow written right on the picture, and links to numerous blog posts written in that month. That's not going to happen here. Last year at this time I had grand plans to blog about each month of the previous year and of course that didn't happen. If I've learned anything lately it's to aim really low. I'm pretty sure I can find a picture from each month of 2014, so that is the way this is going to go, no links, no sweet stories, but a picture for every month.
After many years of grinding my own flour, I have opted to use cheap white flour for Christmas cookies this year. It was a good idea!
Madi just texted that she got 100 on her Sociology (dual enrollment at LSSC) paper. I texted back, "hopefully your Algebra 2 (FLVS) teacher will take that into consideration."
Jonathan and Mike have grand plans for outside Christmas lights every year (think Christmas vacation). Here we sit in the second week of Advent with nice subtle lights outside. I'm not complaining.
We got a droopy Christmas tree this year. Here we sit in the second week of Advent, and I might be complaining a little. It's still drinking water and not brown yet, but it's kinda sad. For the last three or four years we've had trees that were still like new on New Year's Day, so I think we were overdue for this one. I also think I mentioned that we had done so well with trees lately we might be due for a dud and I think this one heard me.
A dear friend had a stem cell transplant yesterday and was walking on the treadmill today. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been to the gym this year. Mike is ready to pull the plug on the family gym membership, and in spite of my terrible attendance, I'm not ready to let it go. Jake is now old enough to go too, and I know he and I really need to get into a gym routine, yet I can't seem to make it happen. Maybe saying it here will motivate me to take the plunge. If we don't use it, we'll lose it.
It is the Feast of Juan Diego today and we had tacos for lunch. I knew it was the Feast of Juan Diego and the boys and I talked about it this morning. The tacos for lunch was unrelated, but as Sheldon Cooper would say, was a happy accident.
We have gotten 7 Christmas cards so far. For a while we seemed to be getting one a day, and had the same number of cards as the date in December, but now we'll fallen behind. Sent me some cards!!
I mailed mine today.
I also mailed 3 Christmas packages.
Jake has the opportunity to go to two different dances this week, but will miss them both because it is show week at theatre.
This really was my facebook status yesterday...
Our family's favorite musical, Once on this Island, is this weekend!! Madi is Ti Moune on Saturday at 7, and Jake is Agwe on Friday at 7 and Sunday at 2. Reserve your tickets today. This is one you won't want to miss!