Things That Made Me Happy in December
Christmas! For the whole month! I reveled in Christmastime this year even more than I usually do, because of...this year. (Or rather, last year, since it's now 2021.)
Watching Christmas movies, especially old Hallmark Channel favorites and a new one (to me) that I really liked, The Man Who Invented Christmas
Reading a different Christmas book with Sam almost every day
Christmas songs and decorations, and the peace, joy, and comfort they brought
Sharalyn and her family stopped by and caroled to us. This was especially nice because I had been thinking how nice it would be if someone did that, and for the first time in many years, it happened!
Lunch at The Wayside Inn with Meredith
Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (On the same day as Wayside! I ate well that day!)
My ward did an outdoor live nativity that met all of the Covid guidelines. It was beautiful. I hope they'll do it every year (minus the Covid stuff).
A big nor'easter on December 17th in which we get over a foot of snow. It was the biggest snowstorm we've had since moving back to Massachusetts. I was very pleased.
The Winter Wonderland Christmas lights drive-through at Southwick's Zoo
Getting a new dishwasher
The boys getting along and playing well together
The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction in the days before Christmas, and how it was called a "Christmas Star." It was neat to be able to see them so close together with the naked eye.
Homemade goodies and thoughtful presents that were dropped off by friends
Spending time with my family on Christmas Eve
Watching The Grinch movie on Christmas afternoon together (the newer animated one with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch). It was really cute.
A fun movie night with three friends to watch a good movie (The Legend of Tarzan) with a hot guy 🔥
The PBS miniseries Dickensian. I should have watched it when it first came out a few years ago. I loved it!
Reading good books
Watching good movies and TV shows
Interesting new shows on PBS
Doing a puzzle that Sharalyn and Meredith are going to do too (we all got the same one)
These are all simple things, but by small and simple things are great things brought to pass--like making it through January with my sanity and well-being intact! 😁😉