Christmas Day has come and gone. That’s weird. Of course, for us Catholics the party’s just started. It’s 12 days long after all! I had a nice Christmas. Christmas eve with part of my dad’s side, the morning at home, and Christmas dinner with my mom’s brother and his family. So far, I love break. I can rest and not worry if I’m forgetting something I should be doing or a meeting or anything else. For the first time in a while I can actually relax completely.
Speaking of Christmas. While we were at Midnight Mass my 6 year old sister insisted that she be in the procession to bring up Baby Jesus despite the fact that she wasn’t feeling well. She said she had told Father she would. So she did. Later, at one point when the congregation stood up she seemed downright woozy. She had a cold. She was exhausted. And it was quite past her bedtime. I had to tell her she could sit down.
I realized that that little girl has a good sense of reverence and duty. She’s growing up right.
One thing I got for Christmas was an Amazon gift card. Let the planning begin. I’ve been adding to my wish list today. There’s so many books I could buy! I did notice that most of the books I put on my list are either Catholic, women’s health, or both.
Of course, I still haven’t finished Rediscovering Catholicism (which I started in the summer!).
Today I went to see the new Hobbit movie. My dad’s Christmas treat for the family. My youngest sibling went with mom to see Frozen but the rest of us saw Hobbit. It was pretty good. It had Orlando Bloom (and someone who looked like his twin). And I didn’t even think of Sherlock while hearing Smaug speak.
I have a plan for completing the writing and editing I need to do over break. To be honest, I’m behind already but a goal is a good place to start I figure. I’ve got 8 papers to write, my uncle’s book to edit, and blog posts to post. Hopefully I can stay on top of it and get most, if not all, of it done before I go back to school and classes start back up.
Speaking of blogging, I’d say it’s been going better lately. I know this last semester has been really lame. But break has been good for blogging. And I’m hoping to keep it up over these next couple weeks and as next semester starts up to make more time for blogging.
The new year is right around the corner. That means it’s time to evaluate my 2013 goals and to more importantly set my new goals. I’m considering a blogging challenge to set for myself as one of my goals. Other than that I don’t have many goals yet. But this year I want my goals to be more thought out. I also want to post my goals to my dorm room wall to give myself some visual motivation.
Have any plans for your new year’s resolutions or goals?
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