~when it's finally started snowing, and I can't help but feel like it's a personal gift straight from God to me! Pfft, as if I deserve it. Though, doesn't it say that "Every good and perfect gift is from above" (James 1:17)? I'd say that snow can be a good and perfect gift :) (I'm ignoring the fact that it terrifies me to drive in it)
~when people go Christmas shopping out the wazoo. And you work at a very much Christmas-shopped-at location, so everyone and their brother is coming in. Including that guy you used to work with a good 2 years ago, and haven't seen since, and you're not really sure that you were ever even friends or not, so you very immaturely scurry to the back to do dishes instead of just saying hi. And then you cut yourself on the pear cutter, and there's blood everywhere.
Such is my life.
~when time FLIES by!! Goodness gracious, I can't believe Christmas day is almost here. I always want to spend December fully enjoying the Christmas spirit, but the days are going by so quickly and I've been spending so much time at work, that there's not been much Christmas spiriting! But I've got the entire week after Christmas off. That'll be my time for snow, Christmas movies, and such. :)
~Speaking of having all of next week off, in preparation, I've finally started reading the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. It's a trilogy, and I know that I'll love it, so I've been putting it off until I have the time to sit and do nothing but read. The time is almost here! And I've started book 1, and it just got interesting. So, I'm going to have to make it through these next two long days of work before I can get too into it!
~back to, "it's that time of year"...when Christmas shopping is too much fun! And since I've actually had a little bit of money this year, I've gone a little crazy. I'm happy though. It's fun doing gifts for those you love and enjoy :) My favorite gift so far though is for my Nana...I'll tell you if you'll keep it a secret!! You see, my Nana is the most passionate Christmas celebrator you'll ever meet. Her house is decorated year round (minus the tree, of course, for obvious reasons), she listens to Christmas music year round, Christmas movies, Christmas lights, Christmas presents being bought in January, everything! She's very into Santa Claus, and one day when I was passing out coupons for Harry and David at the mall, I went into Kirkland's, and I found the most beautiful portrait of Santa that you'd ever see. I had to have it for her. It's about as tall as me, haha! But I cannot wait to give it to her. I just know she'll love it! And it's probably the craziest gift I'll ever give, so it's fun. :)
By the way, speaking of that picture, I have all Mickey Mouse and friends wrapping paper this year. :D :D :D
~when even the grumpiest people have their little moments of joy. And when Christmas cheer makes even Eeyore at work smile :) Win!
~Not to mention, Mom and sister-in-law make Christmas cookies and Lauren gets to eat them all. Mwahahaha! :D