Despite some work stress, this past week and weekend was a pretty good one. We got to spend some great time with family, some great time together, and get a lot of fun (and practical) stuff done!
Monday was a pretty uneventful day. I had hoped to get to the gym, but both Michael and I worked late.
On Tuesday, we went to my dad and stepmom’s house to make Christmas cookies! It was a ton of fun!
House progress as of Wednesday morning!
Michael and I have committed to try to have more quality time together, so Wednesday night was that night this week. We try to avoid distractions, no phones, no work, no TV…maybe some Christmas music. Its a great time to spend time talking and connecting without the distractions of the world. In a world that is so busy all the time, its really nice.
Thursday was relatively uneventful. On both Thursday and Friday, I ended up working late. We tend to have a lot of “clean-up” type work that goes on in the month of December and due to some changes at work, a lot of that work falls on me. I don’t mind working late on weeknights, but Friday nights are a little tough.
On Saturday morning, we got some Christmas wrapping done, and made a game plan to get the rest of the shopping done. Michael went out and did some of that, while I packed a few more boxes to go into storage.
Saturday afternoon was the Surf-N-Santa 5 miler. This is a favorite Christmas race of mine, and its the third and final race in the Triple Jog Challenge I signed up for this year with J&A racing. More to come in a recap!
Sunday was super bittersweet. I have played on the worship team at my church for 6 years, and attended that church for 10 years (since the church began!). Sunday was my last day on the worship team, and likely our last week attending the church. The church is moving to a location over 45 minutes away from where we live. The commute has become really difficult for us to be really engaged with the church. We are going to be looking at a few wonderful churches closer to home – one just minutes away.
We also check on our house! WOW- Check out the progress this week!
After church, we grabbed lunch at Panera. Then we went to Kohls for a few more Christmas gifts. I got a new winter coat while we were there. I’ve had the same coats for years and they are starting to get worn out, some of the lining has tears, etc. I got a peacoat so that it is nice enough to wear to work. We went to the Verizon store next and got our new phones! We were due in January, but they had a really good deal on the iPhone 7 (for me) and Galaxy S7 Edge (for Michael). We also ran to the grocery store for the essentials and stuff for Christmas day.
We spent the rest of the day getting chores done at home. My mom and stepdad came by for a little bit because we had some bad storms and it knocked out their power.
How was your week? Are you done Christmas shopping?