heather got me thinking about christmas traditions today.
it’s 11 days until christmas.
i don’t know when this happened, and i don’t understand.
i’m curious what the holidays will feel like this year, since it’s my first year living in my own apartment. i think our traditions will easily transition for this, just like they will for adding p. to the mix.
i’ve been busy trying not to fret over work, and trying to study enough for my last biology exam. but saturday, before noon, it is time to get in the spirit.
i’ve been listening to christmas music on the radio nonstop since thanksgiving. i have been having a blast picking things out for p. ever since i realized he’ll probably like whatever i get him.
and, god help me, i’m going to hit up the mall this saturday after my last class. if i haven’t mentioned it here yet, i love crowds. truly. sweaty palms, slight aggression, waiting in lines… it’s bliss. but i am excited to finish buying the perfect things for everyone, so i will be so glad to do it. :-)
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christmas is full of tradition for me. i was the one that insisted we couldn’t change the routine, when i was young, and one year my parents tried something new.
christmas eve, we go to church to sing christmas songs. then we go to my aunt’s house for lasagna.
on christmas morning, i wake up at an insane hour. (the one year my parents changed around the routine, i woke up late, and didn’t remember it was christmas. so since that drama, i may or may not set an alarm for an insane hour.) i lay around with my mom while we wait for the sun to come up.
i head out to pick up coffees for me and my dad, and a hot chocolate for my mom. we wrap up in blankets and spread out around the living room and open presents all morning.
i love how quiet it is, and how full of excitement.
the rest of the family comes over later, and we all hang out for the afternoon.
christmas spirit: officially here…