Man I can't believe Christmas is nearly here. It will always be hard for me to picture Christmas without snow, but that's OK: I think I like the *idea* of snow, but not the actuality. I've seen only one little snow in the past two and a half years; man, that's sad.
For me, I think Christmas will begin when my parents, brother and golden retriever Augie arrive Sunday. I can't wait to see them! I woke up at 6:30 this morning after only a couple hours of sleep, and I couldn't fall back asleep because I kept thinking of all the stuff I wanted to accomplish. So I have been dusting and cleaning and scrubbing the tub all morning. I even took the time to go through my filing cabinet and get a bunch of stuff out to shred. De-cluttering is the name of the game, baby. I want the apartment to be perfect when they arrive. I'm definitely going to need a nap today ... it's my day off, I deserve it!
I spent an hour yesterday wrapping presents ... still waiting on one box from Amazon with my boyfriend's big gift. I'm trying not to worry about it getting here on time - it said it would be here by Dec. 24, so que sera sera. I'm also crossing my fingers I got him the right edition of Blade Runner. We'll see on Christmas morning, eh?
I've got to run out to Virginia Beach for a last-minute gift for my mom so I won't mention it here. (I can't wait to give it to her, the inspiration struck me last night and I hope she likes it!) And I'm stopping at Goodwill with a bag of clothes and two bags of assorted Red Heart and others that I just know I won't use. Giving away yarn, can you believe it?! And I think I might pick up a gift card for my dad at Barnes & Noble too.
I suppose I should get moving ... the sooner I can get these errands done, the sooner I can come home and take a nap!