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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weekend Reflections 12/29

Looking outside...it's cold.  There is still Christmas snow on the ground and a chance of more snow tonight.

Listening...to The Boy as he works his way through Star Trek Voyager on Netflix. Love that he has become a Trekkie like me.

Loving...that we had a wonderful, quiet Christmas.  I loved seeing the joy my children had as they gave their gifts to each other.  So grateful for the blessing of Jesus Christ and the opportunity to celebrate his birth.

Thinking...about what this new year will bring to us: experiences, people, blessings, opportunities.

In my kitchen...probably grilled burgers for dinner.  After all, it is snowing and our family tradition is to have Snow BBQ.

Wearing...jeans and a cream colored turtleneck and Christmas socks.

Needing...to finish the Cousin's Book.  Each Christmas my sister and I put together a Cousin's Book.  The grandchildren (14 living) are asked questions (same questions each year:) and we include a new photo.  Each family gets a copy.  My children love to look at the Cousin's Books.  I love seeing how my nieces and nephews change each year and how some of their answers stay the same.

Reading...Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

Today...some family time.  We got a couple of new family games for Christmas and we're dying to play them.  Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Monopoly and Star Trek Scene-It.

Hoping...for The Doctor to work on my back some more.  I sprained/strained my sacroiliac region (backside) on Christmas Eve and it's a really nice perk being married to a chiropractor who has the equipment and knowledge to treat me at home.  It's much better now, but still has some residual achiness.

Planning...for New Years. The Boy will be attending a big youth New Years Eve dance at church and he's looking forward to it.  I'm not sure what the rest of us will do.  We're not big party people.  Perhaps a rewatch of the Doctor Who Christmas Special is on order.

Gratitude...for girlfriends and a girls day out on Friday that included lunch and Les Miserables.

From my world...Les Miserables was wonderful.  Absolutely amazing.  I am still reflecting on it.  I loved it the first time I saw it on stage 23 years ago.  I loved the film and what they did.  So beautiful, so raw, so moving.  I sobbed during Valjean's death scene.  Well cast. Well done.  I will be seeing it again next week with The Doctor.

What about you?  What are you reflecting on today?


  1. Great post! Enjoy your weekend. Its snowing here too. I haven't seen the show or read Les Mis...but the film looks great.

  2. I can't wait to see Les Mis, I'll have to hold myself back from belting out the tunes in the theatre.

  3. Love the post. Is your husband the doctor? I hope your back feels better-when I went through security in Paris they frisked me-I started telling the lady in French-just rub a little hard when she was on my legs and back-she was laughing that I thought I was getting a massage.

  4. I'm listening to a theatre audio version of Les Miserables and I have a lump in my throat at almost every scene. So moving! I read the book in French as a teen in school and loved it ever since.

  5. It sounds like things are good for you right now. I'm hoping to find a friend to go see Les Miz with me.

  6. It sounds like you are having a great time over the holidays. We got some board games that I am looking forward to playing as well over the next few days.

  7. I'd love to see that snow!!

    I love your "Cousin's Book" idea, that would be so neat.

    We might be going to a bonfire at my daughters parents in laws. We usually go every year, but not sure if we will this year.

    Wishing you and your family a very Blessed New Year!!