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Monday, December 27, 2021

Christmas Post

IMG_20211225_121831_558Monday night but I actually had the day off as well as Friday so it's been a nice long extended 4 day weekend. Merry Christmas to all my friends who celebrate :) This week is a bit of a weird one between Christmas and New Year's. The way the holidays are falling this year and the additional days we are getting off from work I am actually only going to be working 2 and a half days this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday (28th), Wednesday (29th) and half day on Thursday (30th) and then I am off the 31st and back working again on Monday 3rd. 

Christmas was nice and low key which really made it enjoyable. I had Christmas Eve off and we went to Stew Leonard's  to pick up a bunch of goodies for Christmas Day (shrimp cocktail, brie, baguette, cheese, crackers, pigs in a blanket) and then had lunch at Marketplace. At 3 I went over to John and Jana's house to meet up with Jana for baking. John's mom also joined us and the three of us spent some hours baking Christmas cookies. Then around 6 - 6.30 Mike and John joined us and we had dinner and later ate cookies and also watched a Christmas movie (Noelle) Got home around 10.30pm. Definitely an enjoyable day. 

Christmas Day we slept in a bit and I had a low key morning reading more of Diana Gabaldon's new book. We didn't do a big gift exchange this year which is fine. Mike wants a ride in an open cockpit World War 2 type plane which we will do in the spring/summer. And I said I wanted tickets for the upcoming Broadway musical "Mr. Saturday Night" starring Billy Crystal so we'll get tickets for that. Neither of us really needs or wants more stuff so that was a good compromise. :) Then we went to see the new Spiderman movie at 1.30pm and when we got home just vegged out on the couch for a long time watching more movies and TV and eating our delicious feast of stuff and drinking wine. A very low key day, nice and relaxing. Yesterday, Sunday, was low key as well. We slept in and went to Westport for lunch at Rizzuto's and then stopped at Centrico for a bit before heading home and having our leftovers of our feast food. :) Plus more movies/TV. We watched "Don't Look Up" on Netflix as well as 'Encanto" on Disney+ and finished "Hawkeye" as well as other various recorded stuff. 

Today, Monday, we had another low key day. I checked on some work stuff in the morning and we then went for lunch. Originally we were supposed to meet up with Mike's niece and nephew Shannon and Erik but that fell apart last minute as Erik wasn't feeling well and Shannon banged herself up sliding down some stairs last night. So we postponed our lunch to this coming Sunday instead. Not a huge deal. 

Now just having a low key night at home. Going to make dinner in a bit and then going to spend some relaxing time on the couch reading more of "Bees". Even though I am only working for a few days this week I am sure it will be pretty crazy since a lot of people took the week off between Christmas and New Year's so not really looking forward to tomorrow. But for now I'll just relax, sip my tea and read my book and will try not think about tomorrow just yet. 

Mail Update: Currently caught up with my mail. 

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

One week till Christmas

IMG_20211219_154324_115Happy Sunday. And already the end of the weekend again. I really don't even know how that happens. And I had a long weekend too because I had Friday off. I had a sick day left to use that I couldn't carry over into the new year so I requested the day off and made it a mental health day for myself. 

Anyway not really much new since last week. It's just one week until Christmas now. I am mostly done with my shopping so that's good.  We aren't doing anything big which is fine. We really aren't huge holiday people.

Last week was another busy week at work. Thursday night I had a massage and then Friday off. Mostly just spent the day relaxing. 

Saturday we went to Rizzutos for lunch and then stopped at Rosys and ended up staying way later than I had thought we would. Was a fun night though.  And today we were going to go to an early showing of Spiderman but then realized this morning that it was actually sold out (honestly wasn't thinking of that since we haven't had that problem since prepandemic but I guess it being a Marvel movie and the weekend just before the holidays and just having released too and getting great reviews it makes sense) So we ended up having breakfast at a diner and then seeing a slightly later showing of West Side Story. It was very well shot and done.  The story is a bit depressing to me, very Romeo and Juliet but still glad we went to see it. 

Now we are at Newsylum Brewery and just hanging out for a bit. Probably going to stop into Centrico before heading home and catching up on some recorded TV. 

Mail Update: Mailed a letter on Saturday to: Celia/MA. 

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Relaxed Weekend

IMG_20211212_150250_696Happy Sunday. Sunday Funday. :) Figured I'd get my weekly post done today. Just hanging out at the moment waiting to hear from our friend John. We agreed to help him with the move of his mom, just some unloading of some heavy things. So just waiting to hear when they are going to be arriving in town. In the meantime we went for brunch at the Marketplace in Brookfield. Just a pretty chill and non eventful Sunday which is fine by me. It's been so busy at work and also with personal stuff, always having something to do, getting my cards done, the tree, the packages to be mailed out and ordered etc. 

Last night I actually gave myself a nice quiet night at home and watched "A Castle for Christmas" on Netflix, had some gingerbread and tea and relaxed. Watched another Hallmark movie after that and had some wine and just enjoyed a nice quiet nothing evening/night at home. 

Last week was a busy week and I have a feeling the next few weeks until the year is over is going to be just as busy. But will get through it, always do. Nothing too much new otherwise really. 

Yesterday earlier in the day we went to Rizzuto's for lunch and then later in day I spent time at home relaxing. 

No big plans for Christmas really. We will probably have some family time in the morning and maybe we'll go to the movies and we should probably stock on some snacks to have later in the day. We'll see how it goes. Nothing big planned for New Year's either. We really aren't big holiday people.

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Celia/MA. 

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Monday, December 06, 2021

Christmas Tree, cards, booster shot, etc.

IMG_20211204_124635_134Happy Monday and all of that. I am getting pretty tired so this may be a quick post. Got our Covid booster shots today and so far I can't complain too much about the side effects. I am pretty tired and my arm hurts. With the last shots I developed a fever for a short time overnight so I guess we will see what happens but so far it isn't too bad. Just tired and kind of out of it.

Other than that, let's see what else is new? Not too much I suppose. Put up our tree last Friday night (Dec 3) and also managed to get all my Christmas cards done now. Need to get them into the mail tomorrow. The international ones I already mostly mailed out at the end of November but this is my domestic US batch. Also mostly ordered gifts for people. Not 100% done with my shopping at all but not in terrible shape. Always try to focus on my international stuff first as that can take longer with shipping and whatnot. 

The weekend kind of flew by. Saturday we went for a walk at Sherwood Island in Westport and then had lunch at Rizzuto's. Spent the night writing my cards and then watched some TV. And Sunday we went to the World Market in West Hartford as I wanted to get some gingerbread and other international goodies. Had lunch at the Cambridge House, hadn't been there in quite a while so it was nice to see they still exist and hang out there. Spent Sunday night catching up on more TV and starting Hawkeye on Disney +. 

Oh I also received a delicious Imperial Torte straight from Vienna, courtesy of my ex boss at my old job in Vienna. It's a bit of a tradition that he send one every year - always very much appreciated!!

And well here we are Monday night. Another busy day at work. I have a feeling it will be busy until the holidays are over. Guess we'll see how it goes. One day at a time right?

Mail Update: A letter is going tomorrow to: Carmen/Malta. Received a letter from/owe a reply to: Celia/MA. 

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