It’s a gloomy Sunday afternoon right now. Connor is picking up Holly from her first of two dance rehearsals today. Jim and I are watching football and Tallulah is in her usual spot sleeping on a lap. In other words, it is a typical early winter Sunday in the Shannon household.
We all saw Star Wars yesterday; it was fabulous. Granted, it has taken me twenty-four hours to come to that realization. I can see why some fans have not enjoyed it, but I think they are blinded more by what they wanted to see versus what they actually saw. The story is much heavier than we have seen to date from any Star Wars movie, but I liked that. The new characters added mystery, and I like the direction the arc seems to be taking. Now we wait another two years for movie nine.
I AM THANKFUL FOR: the voters of Alabama getting out there and making their voices heard. They proved that decency does still exist in this country. And that grassroots movements do work. It means we have work to do before November 2018, but the votes of Alabama provided the first modicum of hope I have had in a long time.
I AM GRATEFUL THAT: my whole family is back together again. I know Connor was home over Thanksgiving, but the fact that he is home for the next three weeks is the best present I could get. Well, as long as he doesn’t revert to his high school self again.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO: a long weekend…two weekends in a row. I do have to work the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day but I only have to work two days that week. It will be wonderful to hang out as a family with nothing on the calendar.
Here are past posts from the few last weeks in case you missed them the first time:
- It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 11 December 2017
- I am not worthy of The Heart’s Invisible Furies
- Awesomely wicked Best Day Ever
- What is fact and what is fiction within the House of Shadows?
- Fabulous Friday – 15 December 2017
- What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 9 December 2017
Hope things are still going well with Connor…and I’ll have several days off next week too between Christmas and New Year’s. I’m looking forward to catching up on some (book) reading and blog reading too.
Yay for days off! Things with Connor are going well. He even admitted he is in a much better mood than he was over Thanksgiving. I am sure it helps to have finals and a rough semester behind him. He’s been a lot of fun since he got home.
I’m glad you have your family all together and you’ll have a few days off! Enjoy!
Jason and the boys really loved Star Wars. They came home for dinner last night so pumped. It was nice to see. And I had my nice several hours of quiet to read and exercise and take a bath with a bath bomb and clean and whatever I wanted to do. 😀
That actually sounds heavenly. With Jim so fragile lately, I am hesitant to take any time for myself, including wrapping Christmas presents. A bath with a bath bomb sounds divine and maybe something I need to do for myself tonight since I have not been sleeping all that well since his surgery.