My Sunday-Monday Post!

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Whee! We are getting into the holiday season big time now! I find myself in this weird emotional limbo about it – I am so very excited to share the holidays with Wyatt this year, he is really getting into them for the first time this year and it is so cool. We put up our tree on Friday night, and the smiles on this child! So big and full of joy. Which frankly, I need for many reasons, partly because this year the season is a bit harder as I am still grieving for those I have lost. But, despite some sadness, this family has been bitten by the Christmas spirit and we are throwing ourselves into the season, if a teeny bit early. I feel like Santa, making my lists of food and gifts and different things I want to do.

Friday was fun – Billy took a surprise day off and we had my mom babysit while we went shopping and had coffee and cake. It was so nice to be able to have that unexpected time. Later that evening, we put up Christmas! Saturday we bopped around, then went to an owl prowl, something I look forward to every year. Then Sunday we had an early holiday winter lunch with my dad and stepmom and bonus family. It is always so laid back and relaxed and I love it. We had a warming tortellini and bean soup, bread, and other little nibbles, while we sat around and chatted while the kiddos played.

On to the books!

Read Last Week:

I finished 21st-Century Yokel and I loved it. I love his voice, and the stories and adventures he shared about his family and his rambles. I will definitely be reading more by him.

Reading This Week:

I am starting Wild Things which looks well, magical, and finishing up The Owl Papers. I also finally started Alone in the Wild and am hooked already. I just love this series!


Nonfiction November – Nonfiction Favorites


Shakespeare and Hathaway on Britbox, Criminal Minds on Netflix (so many seasons!), lots of different things on Disney +. Lol. I couldn’t resist the nostalgia! Plus all the Winnie the Pooh for Wyatt! Billy is watching The Mandalorian and loves it. Boba Fett is on my Star Wars favorites list but I haven’t started that show yet.

What about you all? What is going on in your world?


25 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post!

  1. I love the holiday season too and am totally into it this year, including wanting to get the tree up (probably this weekend)! Hope you guys have a great Christmas season. Alone in the Wild looks awesome, and I can’t wait to start watching The Mandalorian.

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  2. A first Christmas after loss can be especially hard. Be very gentle with yourself and remind friends and family that if you seem to be having a more-than-usual off-key seasonal day that there may be something behind it other than long lines and melting credit cards. I still have trouble, and it has been many moons later but it will ease. Find ways to incorporate and share your happy memories of those you lost with those you love and include them in some way, private or public (a special tree ornament, a candle are more private if you like; a place at the table more public). Whatever works for you. Just be kind to yourself. I’m so sorry.


    1. Thank you so much Jeannie. It sneaks up on you! I was putting up the tree and the first ornament I pulled out was one my stepdad made for my son, and I of course had a little cry. But then I put it up near the top, in front, in a place of honor. And those are great suggestions. We probably do need to do something. 🙂 Thanks again for all your kind words.


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