Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

  • Dealing with my fourth (or possibly fifth) cold of the school year. Delightful.
  • Watching Little Dorrit (Ralphie would be proud) (what would winter be without these kinds of movies?)
  • Losing my mind with joy at the Scholastic warehouse sale. 30 books for $160, mostly hardbound (these were, of course, all for the school library, not for my home library).
  • Putting up the Christmas tree (bless Bart for suggesting we do it).
  • Christmas cards (our first year doing them! Kind of exciting, actually).
  • Making a valient effort to plow through my library books and return them.
  • Ordering Christmas presents (this is the first year I am really, truly ready for Christmas well in advance).
  • Listening to Christmas music (we’ve fallen in love with Celtic Woman): 

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  • Reply Miriam December 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Oh…don't you LOVE Celtic Women! One of these days I'm actually going to get one of their CDs! Got your Christmas card – love it! (We're still trying to get ours out.) I'm glad to hear someone is ready for Christmas, I'm sure not!

  • Reply Jess December 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    It all sounds so lovely! Except for being sick, of course. Feel better soon!

  • Reply Karina December 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Wow. I was completely mesmerized, captivated…unbeliebable. I got the chills.

  • Reply Peaceful Reader December 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    It is fantastic you are all ready for Christmas! Makes the season far more peaceful without the crazy last minute rush. Thanks for sharing the Celtic Women music.

  • Reply Merry December 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I LOVE Little Dorrit! I've actually just watched the first part, it was online on PBS's site. But I think I'm going to order this and watch the rest of it. You are right, what would the winter be without these types of movies?

  • Reply Lonica December 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I haven't had any colds so far this school year! I'm amazed at how much healthier I am since I'm not teaching with little kids everyday and am staying at home with my little one instead… I'm sorry. Colds stink!

  • Reply Emily December 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Isn't the Scholastic Warehouse Sale a beautiful, beautiful thing? I love that sale so much.

  • Reply Chelsea December 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Loved your Christmas card! So cute! I wanted to do that this year too! Didn't happen! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Ralphie December 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Oh man! I can't believe that we are just now discovering that you love Celtic Women too! I thought we knew everything about each other! My all time favorite is "The Wexford Carol". Watch it on youtube. I cried the first time I heard it. Chichi loves for me to sing it to her.

  • Reply Miri December 17, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I just watched Little Dorrit for the first time two or three weeks ago. I was halfway into the second episode when Mike came in, and he was so intrigued that we started over and watched the whole thing together over two days.

  • Reply Erin December 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Got your card and loved it! Abe & I are thinking of doing New Year's cards because it's not going to happen in time for Christmas…

  • Reply Angela Noelle December 18, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Well I have YOOOU to thank for spending the last 30 minutes watching YouTube videos instead of packing.

    For sure, I COULD have played them in the background and kept at it.

    I didn't.

    Still your fault somehow.

    😉 Thanks for sharing, hadn't listened to Celtic Woman until today!

  • Reply Tina's Blog December 18, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Hope you feel better. The good news is that the longer you teach, the more immune you become to the kids' germs. 🙂

  • Reply Laura Muir December 19, 2009 at 3:50 am

    I am so in love with celtic women too! they are so amazing! i loved your christmas card! so so cute!

  • Reply Sarah December 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I'm a huge fan of Masterpiece – and I loved Little Dorrit – especially Matthew MacFayden – I think he (a less stocky version) really did make a great Mr. Darcy as well – some people swear that Colin Firth was the best but I love them both. Feel better! Warm up with some Celestial Seasonings Eucalyptus tea – it's the best for colds!

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