I was serving refreshments to the Lifeteen group at church, a group in which my daughter participates. As part of their Christmas social they were invited to share about family Christmas traditions. She didn't share anything. On the way home, she said she didn't think they were looking for her favorite tradition in our family--the yearly nerf gun fight among the (supposedly) adults. This year I bought everyone rubber band powered airplanes. Now the ones that aren't broken are in Grandpa's toy box.
One nice thing about living in New Orleans is that the Holiday season is not almost over--it is just going low key for a while, until parades start. Kings day marks the start of Carnival, a time of King Cakes, balls and parades, climaxing on Mardi Gras.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is baking. I make many of the same things my mother used to make and my little one loves to help.
I need some New Year's resolutions. The usual "lose weight" is there--I did well with that for about six months last year, and I still have 20-30 lbs to go. I guess I'll drag myself out of bed Saturday morning and head to WW. They don't know anything the rest of the world doesn't, but the discipline of stepping on that scale every week is really helpful in making me do what I know I need to do--kind of like going to confession regularly tends to discourage repeated stupid sins (I guess there is worthy resolution).
I'm reading a really interesting book written for parents of daughters about the dangers of non-marital sex. Why is that so easy for me to see as a married adult and so hard for unmarried teens to realize?
My big Christmas present this year is a new sofa for my den. What do you think of these?