thanksgiving came and went quickly. i felt really odd the whole day, to tell the truth. it was the first thanksgiving my little brother wasn't with us. he's just in hawaii, so yes, there are worse things, but i felt odd all the same.
the leaves are all gone on the trees and i took it hard. that sentence kind of makes me laugh but i remember how last winter was a little tough to get through and i knew any sign of winter this year would bum me out. in a strange turn of events, we had to turn our a/c on last night. that may have been unnecessary but for the past three nights, i have been wide awake with night sweats.
speaking of hormones .... well, nevermind.
we put up our tree and i like to sneak in the living room and have my quiet time before anyone wakes up.
quiet times at Christmas are so much more fun.
i have gone out every day this week to do some Christmas shopping. each time i wander around one store for a few minutes and then just head home without buying one thing. i don't even know what's going on with me.
i have decided that parenting during the middle school years is not for the faint of heart. my middle schooler is a wonderful, sensitive, sweet kid but everyone else's is not. ha!
okay, that sounds harsh but the girl drama is unbelievable y'all. we've had a long, tough week. truthfully, we're all ready to hide out in our house for the weekend. wouldn't that be fantastic?
we won't, though. we have plans. lots and lots of plans.
aside from the girls' Christmas play at church, we could possibly, maybe, just might have some special plans on saturday. i haven't wanted to mention it because we keep hearing it could all change on a whim, but there is a chance we could see John Patrick tomorrow. as in, he has been awarded leave for Christmas. the leave he was told he wouldn't be able to take until recently. the leave that could be pulled out from under him at the last minute. the leave that he won't let us talk about because he's afraid we'll jinx it.
but y'all. if it happens that i lay eyes on my little brother tomorrow night at the charlotte airport ... well, i'm going to be a wreck. a happy, excited, anxious wreck.
ya'll could pray.