This time of year is always bittersweet for me. I love the holiday season—Christmas music, movies, and décor galore. And, of course, the first snow…which was still coming down as I was writing this post. But it also is a time when we start to close the book on one year and begin anew. I have so much to be thankful for this year and this holiday season just feels extra special to me right now.
While I have been busy soaking up every minute of holiday cheer that I can, I also have to make time for some agenda items. Here’s what I have up ahead:
Go: I started a new job last September, but sadly, I wasn’t able to attend the office holiday party in December due to a prior commitment. This year, my office is holding our party at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, New York. Despite living on Long Island for most of my life, I have never been to the Bourne Mansion—although I have heard that it is a fabulous venue. I am looking forward to a Great Gatsby-style affair!
See: I don’t see many movies in the theater, but from time to time I will make an exception. That was certainly the case when I saw Bad Moms with a friend a few years back (and we were ROTFL’ing throughout the entire movie along with everyone else). And now that A Bad Moms Christmas is out, I think it is time to hit the movie theater once again for what I’m sure will be a lot of laughs.
Do: On my to-do list this month is one very important thing…to purchase (just did that!) and decorate a Christmas tree. Since I am in much smaller quarters this year, I initially thought I would forgo a tree—or perhaps finally invest in an artificial one. But after much deliberation, I decided that: A. I would rather not have to store another thing and B. I need to go with a real tree. To compromise, I got a much-smaller-than-usual tree (read: not my normal 8-9 footer) and will only put up about half of my decorations (which are still in storage).
Visit: It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without making a trip to New York City to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and browse the store windows that are decorated to the nines this time of year. Now that the craziness of SantaCon has come and gone, it is safe to make the trip in!
What’s on your agenda this month?