I think it's funny when people ask me if I'm ready for Christmas. I know most of the time they are just being nice and wanting to make conversation, which I don't mind because you all know how much I like to talk. But sometimes I wish I had a good answer. I mean, Christmas is going to be here Saturday whether I care or not. Thing is, I care. I LOVE Christmas. I just hope the snow doesn't make getting to Louisville too rough because I really want to hang out with my family. (I hear Milla is walking really well now...) I also just really want to give Mom, Laine and Cassie the scrapbooks I made them.
Speaking of presents...
Greg and I exchanged presents last night because it was our last free night together before Christmas. He gave me fun stuff that all fit in my stocking. I love that. I got some new scrapbooking stuff, two MSU T-shirts, a book, a watch. He did good! But the best part is he wrote me this amazing letter. It really spoke from his heart and read like his voice and just summed up what our marriage means to him. I'm the writer, so I greatly appreciate him stepping out of his comfort zone and into mine.
His present was themed "Red Means Go." A box was filled with a red sweater, a red and blue tie, some IBC cherry limeades, Twizzlers, a bottle of locally made BBQ sauce and four Cubs-Cardinals tickets. Well, the tickets haven't actually arrived yet, but they will. It's a package of two seats for four games -- one in April, two in July and one in September. He was really excited, which is the best part because I was sneaky enough to order them one Saturday morning when he was still sleeping and he had no idea!
Tonight we have a Christmas party with some friends from church then tomorrow night we're eating dinner and giving Greg's parents and grandparents their presents. I have to work tomorrow night in order to have Friday off, which is well worth it. Then Friday we're heading to Louisville. But first we're going to stop in Owensboro to see Katie and Brad! I have a themed Christmas present for them too. She and I have counted down the time until Christmas Eve, so we're really looking forward to a few hours together, which definitely won't be enough but is totally better than nothing.
I also think it's funny people want to talk about the weather. I am definitely among those people. I can't count the number of people who asked me yesterday what I knew about the weather forecast and what I thought would happen. Yes, I work at the newspaper, but I steered cleared of science classes and am so far from a meterologist. I don't really know anything more than other people. But that's definitely been the topic of conversation.
When I got up about 6 for work there were just rain puddles in my yard and driveway. Since then the temperature has dropped and rain has turned to sleet and snow. That could make those roads nasty when I have to leave work.