Please pardon the fact that I am combining two days in one post as I am a little bit behind schedule.
Larr and Ethan have worked very hard this year and both were in serious need of a break. Larr worked through both spring break and summer break. Ethan had worked most days mid-April until about a week ago. A road trip was the very thing they needed. One of them, most likely Ethan, had come up with the idea. It got tossed around a bit, but Larr was not sure it was reasonable to go. Afterall, there was cleaning today. However, I told him that I thought they needed to go. There is always cleaning to be done. Besides, who knew when or if the opportunity to go on a road trip together would happen again any time soon. After a lot of discussion, they decided to give it a go.
They've called each night. They are having a fine time and are seeing lots of interesting stuff. I think White Sands is the big hit, so far.
Ellie spent most of the day with Kohlton and joined in at his grandmother's holiday celebration that evening. I spent most of my day trying to get myself going on making the a few gifts, but my creative mojo was not to be had - very frustrating, indeed. I think it is that I am simply too worn out and tired from the school year. I think the last time I was this tired from work was when I was a brand new teacher.
Here's a holiday video that Ellie enjoys:
On Sunday, I was finally able to get my creative mojo working. I spent the day working on a present and watching predictable holiday movies.
I locked myself away in my husband's man cave, turned on the holiday movies and set to work.
Now, I need to finish that gift, meet up with a friend to finish another gift, plan Christmas dinner, do shopping for said dinner, take the dog to the dog park - well, I'd better get at it.
"Christmas with the Kranks"
"The Christmas Child"
"Holiday in Handcuffs"