I am home for Christmas break. I get two weeks and one day off of work, and I fully intend to relish every moment of it. So far this break, we have
- enjoyed Christmas dinner and present opening at my grandmother's house,
- opened and played with the new craft supplies the girls got from the present opening,
- had a friend and her one year old daughter over for a visit
- made a gingerbread house,
- made Santa Claus napkin holders for the table,
- enjoyed Lauren's performance in a Christmas play at school,
- gone to a friend's house for football,
- gone to the public library and checked out a million books,
- gone to the park (and Starbucks),
- and attended a birthday party for a friend's son, who turned seven.
You would think with all this activity, my girls would be happily enjoying their break, but instead, they are driving me crazy with wanting to do even more stuff. Today is the first day we have actually stayed home all day, and with their level of whining, you would think it was torture. Tomorrow we are getting together with friends to have a little Christmas party, complete with presents. I don't think we are doing anything Saturday (so far), and Sunday we will have Santa's presents to open in the morning, and then family over for Christmas dinner. We are also going to have a New Years party at out house.
I have also spent a lot of time grading assignments for my college class and making phone calls to my internship students from said college. This college thing pays pretty well, considering the courses only last five weeks each, but I'm not so sure I want to do it again. I have 62 students this term, and the amount of work is killing me. It would be a lot easier if I didn't have a regular full time job as well. But, I asked for it, so not much use complaining about it.
And, random question to end the post- Does anyone want to send me a recipe for how to make peanut butter and chocolate balls? I think some people call them buckeyes.