|The lobby was decorated for Christmas. It was so pretty!|
|My possessed children.|
Speaking of robots, from what I've heard he has a tendency to treat Amazon's warehouse employees who do order fulfillment as if they were robots in order to give Amazon one of the competitive edges that it has. I don't like that, and he creeps me out. Nevertheless, I remain a (somewhat reluctant) Amazon shopper, and I just placed an order with them this week. Good job Mr. Bezos. No wonder Fortune named you the Businessperson of the Year.
4. I discovered something wonderful at the store last week. Lindt Peppermint Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles. I can't believe how delicious these are. Satiny and smooth and the perfect combination of dark chocolate and peppermint. I need to go get some more. They're Limited Edition, which is probably for the best. They are sooo good and addictive and I love them!
5. I'm happy to report that this month I mostly accomplished my goal of preparing for Christmas early so as to be able to enjoy the season better in December. I "decked the halls" this week, we're getting the tree tomorrow, the cards are designed and ordered (and it's not even December yet! That's a record for me!), and the majority of my shopping is done. Not all of it, but a lot of it. I'm going into December feeling much less overwhelmed than I usually do, and that is a blessing.
In that vein, this is my last post until January. I'm taking December off from blogging and the blogosphere so that I can have more time to be with my family and do old-fashioned things like read books by the Christmas tree and watch classic Christmas movies and make and do fun holiday things I've seen on Pinterest. I'll be back in January--I have tons of things to write about that I haven't yet. And I plan on finishing my summer posts this winter--they'll help me re-experience the warmth and good times of summer during the cold winter months.
Here are a few things from my Christmas board on Pinterest. I've mentioned before that I really like Pinterest, right? This is our first Christmas together. :-)
I sincerely wish you the happiest of holidays this wonderful Christmas season! See you in 2013!