There hasn’t been much going on around here the past few days (I know, the end of the semester), so I decided to follow Bored in Vernal’s example and reflect on what I have been doing for the past  Decembers (yes, she did 10, but that would be a lot longer, and besides, my husband gets sad when I talk about old boyfriends in nostalgic ways). And unlike her, I’m going to go forward instead of backward. So here goes:
I met my husband, started dating him, and got engaged. This was in the last 10 days of the month. Yes, I am insane. I was also a senior in college and was happy to finish some of my last classes. I spent finals week baking holiday treats and taking them to my friends (this was an annual ritual — who wants to actually study for tests?).
We were living in TX and I don’t remember much except that we went to VA to see our families. I was very excited about that, because I was not a fan of TX (anything about it, really). We drove home, which was long, but we survived. We decided that we’d probably fly home thereafter, though.
Our second in TX. We went home for Christmas again (we do every year). I was very happy about it again (I am every year). We flew this time.
Our first year in NC. We went up to VA for Christmas, even though I was 8.5 months pregnant. I figured the worst that could happen would be that I’d have the baby there and go to my mom’s house for a while afterward. We did in fact make it through the holidays without the baby coming, though. I accompanied Voices of a New Day (an area youth choir) for a couple of pieces on my flute at their concert at the Visitors Center.
Our second year in NC, but I actually spent almost all of the month in VA at my parents’ house. Why, you ask? Because I was pregnant with my second kid and extremely sick, and I called my mom around the first of the month and said (piteously), “Can you come get me?” She did, and she took care of my older son most of the month while I sat around being miserable (about all I was good for). That’s all I remember. My mom is great.
So, what have the rest of you been up to the past 5 Decembers?