It's Friday! Let's Celebrate the Small Things with VikLit!
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This has been a great week. Last Friday, I won $100 off a $3 scratch ticket, so I was pretty happy about that. That afternoon after my kids got out of school, I took them to the mall to see Santa, and that certainly made their day.
My son Jude went on a field trip to the movie theater on Tuesday, and he couldn't stop talking about how much he enjoyed it.
We spent Christmas Eve with my dad. I got a new set of cookware, which I definitely needed, so I'm happy about that. My husband got a Millennium Falcon, so we need to find a place to put that. It looks awesome, though.
I spent the night after we got home wrapping presents (I had about 40 of them to wrap in total) and baking muffins. I made a dozen blueberry muffins and a dozen apple cinnamon muffins. Needless to say, that kept me busy until pretty late. And I'm sure it's hardly a surprise to anyone who has or is familiar with small children when I say that they woke up as early as possible the next morning. They were excited when they opened the gifts they'd asked Santa for: a new electric Thomas the Tank Engine for Jude (he used to have one but it was tragically lost one day), and a new Percy for Lyle (his old Percy broke). They also got plenty of other toys and lots of candy.
We went to my in-laws Christmas in the afternoon. Jude got a new train table, and Lyle got a drum set. I can't tell you how excited they were about that. They also got a DVD player for the car so they can watch movies on long trips. That will be nice.
My in-laws got me a sewing machine, so I'm excited to start making things! I, of course, have to re-learn how to use one. I haven't actually used a sewing machine since high school. I've done a lot of hand sewing since then, but they're very different activities. Still, I'm sure I can pull it off. I'll share pictures once I successfully make something worth sharing!
My husband and I also got a new Queen size bed, so we have to get that set up later today. We didn't have a way to transport it home last night. Our car was jam packed as it was, but I'm excited to get it home. We've been needing a new bed for a long while.
Over the last couple of days, we've eaten way too much good food (I shudder to think what a scale would have to say about that) and got to spend time with family. I'd say that's worth celebrating!
What would you like to celebrate?