Sunday, December 28, 2008

End of year ramblings

My cousins Kevin & Austin

It's Sunday morning and I am playing hookey from church. After I go have brunch with my dad and grandparents, I'll be taking down my Christmas tree. Yesterday was our family party out at my aunt's house. I love playing with the kids, but other than that I don't really talk to anyone, even more so because this year my dad wasn't even there so I was the only person without an immediate family member there. So it felt like I was crashing in on a family celebration I wasn't really a part of.

Austin & DJ

Kiley reading Cinderella

I did finally get something I've been waiting for. When my cousin's got married, their 1st Christmas my grandparents bought them nativity sets. A few years ago I told my granny I didn't have a set because I hadn't gotten married in order to get mine. When they were at my place on Christmas it came up again. So Friday, my dad took them to the store and they bought me and my sister nativities. It was a wonderful surprise. The pieces are wearing actually pieces of cloth, which make it quite unique.

Now that Christmas is finally over, it's time to start looking forward to the new year. Of course, I'm going to keep training at gym. I am getting very close to my goal. In a couple weeks I am going to the theater again to see Legally Blonde. In the spring, I want to go visit a friend in Myrtle Beach. This will serve two purposes. First of course to see my friend but also to be in S. Carolina for the first time. I would also really like to get back to Africa sometime in 2009.

The future begins now...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Where are you Christmas?

It feels like a lifetime since I last wrote. I guess I just haven't had anything blog worthy to say. I've been busy. Not doing anything specific, but just busy. Last week I was feeling very Christmas-y and excited, despite the fact that everyone around me seems to be in a bad mood. (Ok, so there have been some moments where I was overwhelmed and utterly bitter) Oh and Santa (or I) has been really good to me this year. I've got some presents under my tree, a new haircut and even a guitar! On Friday night, I went with a bunch of my friends to see Wicked and had such a great time. My heart was over-flowing with gladness.

So why this morning when I woke up did I feel like the magic was gone? Maybe I'm just tired, or the horrible cold weather and snow have effected my brain. I am hoping to find that joy again sometime this week.

To all my blog reading friends, I truly hope you have the merriest of Christmases. I am so thankful that God was willing to send his Son to earth for me and for you.