Welp, it’s December already. Where did THAT come from? Good grief.
I’m doing something new today – I mean, when was the last time you saw me blog on a Saturday?! – and I’m joining in the Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and Coco. I’ve got my cup of joe, do you have yours? Let’s chat. 🙂
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I actually got my Christmas decorations up before December 1st. If you know me, this will amaze you. I am so not that person who puts up the tree right after Thanksgiving. In fact, once upon a time, I would try to wait until the middle of December to get stuff up. #dontjudgeme I just didn’t like the disruption to my normal life and I could not wait to take them all down! If I’d had my way, everything would have come down on December 26. Bah humbug! LOL
Now, don’t get me wrong, I actually do love my Christmas decorations. In fact, I really love them in this house. Maybe that was it … IDK. Or perhaps I really am related to the Grinch. haha
If we were having coffee, I’d totally tell you that I made some new runner friends!! I was at the park up the road from my house (I run through there frequently) taking pictures of Thing 1, my son-in-law, and Grand thing 2, and I saw these girls taking pictures of each other running. I immediately thought that I needed to be friends with them! LOL Well, when we were leaving, they happened to be in the parking lot too. After a few minutes of trying to convince myself, I put on my big girl pants and went over and said hi. Turns out they come down here regularly to run and they’re part of a running club (unaffiliated – just a large group of people) in this area and they like to run marathons and ultras!! So…long story short, I’m now in the Facebook group, we’re friends on Facebook, we’re following each other on Insta, and I’m joining the group for a run on Sunday!!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that raking is not my favorite chore. I’d so much rather shovel snow than rake leaves. (Don’t tell anyone I said that. I’d rather not shovel snow either…..) So, when we were graced with gorgeous weather the other day, I broke out the lawn mower and mowed/mulched all the leaves in the backyard. Boom!
Yes, there are still leaves in the flower beds that need to be raked and more will probably fall from that tree but hey, I didn’t have to rake the whole yard! Last year, I raked and bagged like 17 bags of disgusting and wet leaves. Blech!
If we were having coffee, I’d probably shrug and say everything is okay…. and then I would blurt out that I miss my sailor. He’ll be home for Christmas this year (thank goodness because last year without him was the worst! and I get him for 2 whole weeks!!!) and the birth of our third grandchild (if said grandchild cooperates! haha), but I want him home to stay. I Can. Not. Wait. until he retires.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I want to become a volunteer for our local Humane Society – I even have the application filled out – but I’m hesitant to actually take the plunge. I’m pretty animal sensitive. I’m going to want to bring them all home!!
Now it’s your turn to share!