Steve took me ice skating yesterday at Bryant Park. It's free (minus, of course, that you have to rent skates and a locker for your stuff), but at least they don't charge you to actually skate there (Rockefeller does). And it was great! Not as crowded when we first got there.
Then I got Chinese dumpling soup and we got hot chocolate and hot apple cider and walked home. It's hard for me to get in the 'Christmas Spirit' anymore. At least the kind that involves decorating and such. I still love the Advent season (though I don't get to attend church much in December because of traveling).
AND I won the November Give-A-Blessing giveaway. I actually won the first AND second place prizes, but I told them to keep the first place prize. I know this is going to sound silly...but I don't know any white children to give the dolls to. I KNOW! So weird.
I want to get a Mary Margaret doll for my friend's brother's family. (whew! a mouth-ful!) because they're going to be adopting from Ethiopia! I'm so excited for them!!! They're hoping to adopt a little girl and I know that they're just applying to home study now...I should wait a little bit. I know, I know. :-D But they're so cute! And I think every little girl would want a doll, you know?
ALSO. Go ahead. Call me ridiculous. BUT I bought a gift for my brother (and one for myself) in Lumberjack and Pirate (which are no longer available, it appears)
YES. THAT IS A COMBINED BEARD AND MUSTACHE HAT!!!!!!!!!!! And I hope it's in the mail. I joked about it with my brother, but I'm totally going to pull it out on the train between the airport and Hong Kong when I see him.
So what I want to know...what gets you in the holiday spirit? And how are you doing? I know, it's been awhile and I've been somewhat whiny (I do apologize), but God has been doing good things, whether or not I was recognizing it. :)