I've been thinking lately how happy I am at where my life is right now, but I can't say it out loud or I will jinx myself. I hope typing that won't jinx me! Do you believe in jinxes or any other superstitions? Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck. I pick up pennies (usually) when I see them, but I don't believe in the luck it's supposed to bring. On the other hand, I walk under ladders all the time! And I worry it will bring bad luck even though it makes no sense.
Did you see the "Christmas Star" last night? The picture above was taken in Chicago. Jupiter and Saturn were so close that it appears as a very big and bright star in the sky. Some people call it the Star of Bethlehem, but scientists call it the Great Conjunction.
Yesterday was also the winter solstice in North America, the shortest daylight of the year. I honestly didn't notice.
Former English teacher pet peeve next...
I am so tired of hearing people pronounce vulnerable without the L. Vunerable. I don't know why it bothers me, but it does.
Another strange thing that bothers me is why everyone precedes a statement with the words, "I'm not gonna lie." Is that really necessary? Do you think we EXPECT you to lie? I'm not gonna lie... it bothers me!
What are your Christmas plans? Ours are all off kilter due to the virus. We may gather at my sister's, but it will be outside and distanced. We aren't going to have ALL the family here together at the same time, either, since two of our daughter live in different cities. There will be no annual breakfast at my in-law's either. But it's okay. It's not really troubling me. We'll get through all this!
I have been sewing a lot lately. I've made a nightgown for my sister, pajamas for my mom, decorative pillows for my nephew and one of our daughters, a dress for the grandbaby, and I still want to try to make an apron for a different daughter. I know I'm running out of time. I've wrapped some presents, but I don't think I'm halfway done yet. At least I'm not doing it all on Christmas Eve like last year!
|These two sing "Baby it's cold Outside" during the movie Elf.|
That's why I think it's so funny.
|Not too far off from the truth!|
|This would be sort of funny, but it's also kind of mean!|
|Again... kind of true!|
|This was NOT the case where I live. Shopping centers and malls are pretty full!|
|This has been soooo frustrating this year!|