Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What's up Wednesday

What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Salmon
Monday - Macaroni and Cheese
Tuesday - Baked Chicken Tacos
Wednesday and Thursday - I don't know yet
Friday - Chinese Take Out
Saturday - Lobster
(And cookies of course!)

What I'm reminiscing about...
Christmases past of course! This time of year is so full of memories of when the kids were smaller, trips to visit loved ones, when we were little ourselves, and people that are no longer with us.  It's a tough time for a lot of people so even when we are full of Christmas spirit and celebrating all of the things, I always say a prayer for those who find this time of year hard.  
This is E when he was three, relaxing after Christmas.

What I'm loving...
Our advent calendar.  It has two chocolates each day, one for each of E and Q, and the bible verses telling the Christmas story.  Q is very excited about the chocolate, and E always makes sure I remember to read the bible verse.  Even though we have hectic mornings, I'm happy we get to pause for a few seconds to remember the reason why we celebrate. 

What we've been up to...
We hosted our Annual Christmas Party on the weekend so everything was focused on that. We had so much fun despite the work that goes into it. 

Also we visited with Santa last week.

What I'm dreading...
Putting away the Christmas decorations.  We are leaving on our trip on January 3, so we have a short window to take it all down.  I also always hate putting it away since everything is so pretty and our living room looks so empty after it's gone.

What I'm working on...
Trying to wrap up some files/deals by tomorrow, or push them off until the new year.  I am rarely this busy in December but people are coming out of the woodwork this year!!  I'm over it!

What I'm excited about...
Seeing people open the gifts I got them on Christmas morning.  I like my own presents too of course, but I'm always happy if people like the gifts I've picked out for then.

What I'm watching/reading...
We watched Office Christmas Party and Love Actually this week.  We will start in on Santa Claus 2, Polar Express, and other favourites next. 

I have a Christmas book to read, and I want to start it soon.  It is Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand.

What I'm listening to...
We made our own Christmas playlist for our party by combining all of our favourite CDs.  We have some old favourites like Bing Crosby, Michael BublĂ© and Anne Murray, and some new ones like Serena Ryder and John Legend.

What I'm wearing...
Sneakers.  It has been pretty mild around here and no snow on the ground, so although I still like my Uggs for warmth, and my tall black boots when I am going to work, I have been able to throw my sneakers on while doing errands, etc. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
My parents arrive on Friday, so we will be doing all of the Christmas things - wrapping the presents, working on our puzzle, eating lobster, going to church, watching movies

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Our trip to Lisbon and Barcelona! And then when we get back, maybe doing some skiing. 

What else is new...
Not much else - the holidays, work, and our upcoming trip have taken up all of our time and attention. 

What is your favourite last minute gift idea?
A bottle of wine, like a Beaujolais Nouveau.

Linking up with ShaySheaffer, and Mel for the last What's Up Wednesday of the year.


  1. That is such an exciting trip you have planned!! Your meal plan sounds lovely. Enjoy the festive season

  2. You have exciting things planned. I love that picture of your living room. I agree, I do not like putting away Christmas, but yet I also love getting a good clean done as well. I hope you have a great day!