That is, after all, the focus of this blog. It was a relief to end the travel day from HELL and arrive back home. Nice to run mundane errands and do laundry and pick up some holds at the library. And find cents! Bizarre to arrive in a Texas colder than Virginia, but there you have it.
And. Was delighted to find an entire shelf of this new Trader's product (it vanished a couple of weeks ago when they introduced it.) A bonus was the noise maker one clerk was dashing about and handing out.
I have now been inducted into the world of kiddie gyms. And, on some levels~they're brilliant. (and on other levels? They're a hideous incubator for typhoid.) Had a truly fun time chasing the 'phew and his bff/neighbor for an afternoon.
Had a delightful walk around the lake. I'll spare you the listing of everything we saw and talked about, but it's an afternoon of holding a sweet little hand and hearing jabbering conversations that I'll hold dear forever.
Pausing for reflection.
Painting ornaments~we fully embrace the 12 days of Christmas.
After the excitement of having the pilot announce that we might be rerouted due to fog (and the mind asks: doesn't modern aviation have like~COMPUTERS that can fly through fog?), we landed calmly and I got to reconnect with my darling little nephew.
The Grinch was lit the second visit to the fabulous Trail of Lights.
Some of my stash o' loot collected yesterday.
And yes, my vocabulary is regressing teaching middle school, but this got dubbed the snowman poops sweater yesterday. I fully participated in the Ugly Sweater Day~picking up this gem at a used clothing store. As I walked into the main building one of the LS (Lower School) teachers (whom I do not really know) said, "Oh, I thought it was tacky sweater day!"
I just smiled because I wasn't sure if she thought this was elegance and didn't want to offend her clothing sense.
Anyway, I am three Christmas movies and a couple of cookies into my beloved vacation!!!