This is the first Christmas in a long time that I've really looked forward to the holiday. I managed to get all of my shopping done fairly promptly (and it looks as though my last-minute Amazon gifts will all make it on time). I've attended several very nice parties, baked just enough holiday goodies and decorated my house minimally but effectively.
Believe it or not, the most fun I've had all week was at band practice on Tuesday night. Not only did we spend two productive hours going over more than a dozen songs, but I got to play with a kitten! Our guitarist's daughter was home for the holidays with her kitten, Zoe, in tow. My youngest cat is 14 years old, so it's been a long time since I've witnessed the crazed, curious energy of a kitten. I made it home with a few minor puncture wounds, but it was worth it.
This will be my last post of the week. I'm spending tomorrow helping my stepmother prepare Christmas Eve dinner. I hope all of you have a beautiful weekend, whether you spend it celebrating Christmas or just taking advantage of the break in your usual routine.
See you on Monday!