Just Some Quick Random "What I'm Doing"s...
New Year's Eve plans ...
and some Funny-ness
I don't think that's even a word ("funny-ness") but you get the idea, huh? I'll get to the funny-ness in a minute, but first...
How is your week going? Mine has actually been pretty low-key. I've gotten all of my Christmas shopping finished and we haven't had any "official" Christmas activities this week, so I've just been busy doing normal things here and there.
I've been working on two gift albums, and also doing some editing. I also finally came up with a great idea for my annual Christmas letter and am trying to finish it up today! I sent off contracts to two writing conferences I'll be speaking at this coming summer. McKenna broke up with her boyfriend (it lasted longer than I really expected; she is the bossiest 15-year-old I know and she completely man-handles her boyfriends! lol). And, Gary's been working a lot so we haven't spent too much time together.
This morning I did tell Gary that I needed him to finish wrapping my gifts. I know he has more of them; I saw him lug them into the house. But they aren't all wrapped yet! I NEED to have more to shake! (I'm weird...I love to shake my gifts as often as possible! I'm kinda like a kid that way!)
Gary DID, though, make my week when he announced what we'd be doing for New Year's Eve. For a while, we hosted New Year's Eve parties with a group of friends and that was always a lot of fun. Two years ago, we spent New Year's Eve and Day in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with friends. But this last year and for several years before, we haven't done much of anything to celebrate. We've still had good times, but they've been very low-key. We'd hang out at the house and play games with the kids, then go outside and do some fireworks at midnight. This year, though, I'd been talking about how nice it would be to do something "adult" for New Year's Eve. You know? Go out to dinner, or go dancing, or anything really that would be something different and special.
So Gary called me a few days ago and said that he'd bought us tickets for THIS!! I am SO excited!!!!!
I have heard rave reviews of TSO's shows, so not only am I excited that Gary and I will have a "real" New Year's Eve date...but that it will be for something so fun!
We are now trying to figure out what yummy restaurant we want to eat at beforehand. And I've been thinking of what I need to get to wear. We need to make it a full night after-all, don't we? I can't wait!!
(Here is a "live" video of one of their songs that I really like:
And then...how about that "funny-ness" that I promised?
I am a huge "Will and Grace" fan. It never ceases to officially crack me up, and I saw this one the other day and it just got me in the Christmas spirit in a totally wacky way! I'm still laughing as I post it! (and, you know?, if you ever need a happy smile or something to lift your mood...go to youtube and just search for scenes from your favorite sitcoms. I seriously did this the other day and watched scenes from "WKRP in Cincinnati" and "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Family Ties." Totally made my day!)
So, enjoy this one!
Now... have a SUPER DUPER day! Talk to you all again soon!!