It’s holiday time again. Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, however you want to name it. I think that this is one of my favorite times of the year. The world becomes quiet and although Alabama certainly doesn’t get blanketed with snow, we still get a blanket of calm and peace.
This past weekend Sean and I started to decorate the house for the holidays. Garland was hung outside with lights. We also hunted down a few more ornaments for our tree and almost finished our Christmas shopping (one more present to go!). The wreath will go up this weekend, along with, hopefully, a live Christmas tree. We’re going to go out hunting for one this weekend. It’ll be a pleasant way to take a break from studying for finals. Yes, I’m not quite done yet. Almost. My senior design class wrapped up on Tuesday night. I handed over the documentation for our project. The project was demo’ed with only a few problems (they were fixed, thankfully, before our instructor had to see it). Three more finals on Monday and Tuesday and school will be over. I’ll get a few weeks reprise to enjoy time with friends and family.
Last night was the SGA holiday party. It was nice to see SGA people outside of school, even if we were at UAH’s Lowe House. Little shop talk was spoken of. Instead, we were able to talk about finishing up classes and having time to go home for the holidays before heading back for another semester of school and SGA. December 14 is the office holiday party. Strangely enough, I actually enjoy going to these parties. I enjoy seeing coworkers and classmates outside of the normal places that I see them. It’s interesting to see the differences in how they interact when not in their usual situations.
Christmas this year will be spent with Sean’s family. We won’t be trying to drive back Christmas afternoon to spend it with two families. It just doesn’t work. Instead, we’ll celebrate Christmas with my family a few days early and then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Sean’s family. Gram, Sean’s grandmother, will be there this year. That was why it was so important that we celebrate the holidays with them. I haven’t seen Gram since we went up to Seattle two summers ago. I look forward to seeing her again. Amy will be graduated by then, too. I’m sure she’ll be in high spirits about not having to go to school this spring. I don’t blame her.
It’s going to be a busy holiday season. I don’t think there’s a truly free weekend between now and the end of the year, but that doesn’t matter to me, because every weekend will be spent doing some activity that involves friends and family and that’s what matters most. Happy Holidays everyone.