One minute I’m complaining that the week is going by so slowly the next thing I know it’s Friday!!!
The 2 guys from Japan go home tomorrow morning. It’s been a fun week with them but also very tiring. I’ve been up at 6:30am every morning which is SOOO not like me. I am not a morning person and I am blessed with children that sleep in until at least 7:30am and the oldest ones don’t even wake me up for breakfast, they pretty much get ready by themselves. The younger two usually sleep in even longer than that. They love their sleep. I love my sleep.
Anyways… What I was saying is our time is done. I took them to the skating rink inside the mall last night. There were about 50 or so other students that made it out as well. By the time we got there they didn’t have any skates left to rent though. My guys had to wait until the last 20 minutes of the family skate until someone came off the ice and exchanged with them. My own kids (older 2) have their own skates so they got to skate the entire hour and a half. After the skate time we shopped for an hour and a half.
I found a few little Canadiana items to send them home with. I bought a little stocking for each of them and have filled it with chocolate (bars that you can only get in Canada), a tree ornament, a couple stickers (Toronto Maple Leafs & a Canadian flag), a Canadian pin and a small Ontario calander. We’ll give it to them tonight after the going-away party at the school they’ve been attending.
With only 10 days left until Christmas I’m really behind the eight ball! Nothing has been done in the basement so I might not have a kitchen or living room before Christmas. My hubby has been sore and has been on the lazy boy all week. He’s more mobile today but I still have a kitchen full of dirty dishes and no decorations for the tree. We managed to get out and buy the tree this week! $50 later!!!! Wow, they are expensive. The first place we went to was sold out. It is sitting in the space that should be our living room – bare. I’ve been into the black hole, otherwise known as the storage room, and can’t find the lights or the ornaments. We might be going au naturel this year!
On the upside… the weather out here is so beautiful! We’re having a great warm winter. We had a tiny bit of snow but it has since melted. Today is sunny and warm, the fall coats are out again. I like this kind of Christmas but I have to admit… it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit. The weather is making me think that I have months left…. not days!