Man, I can’t believe we’re counting down the final days of 2016. And let’s be honest — it’s a good and bad thing. It was a surreal year and I am not sorry to leave behind 2016. At the same time, I’m not super thrilled to usher in 2017 for obvious reasons, but I also refuse to crawl into a hole and hide. Or not live a happy life. After all, that is the American way.
A White Cold Christmas for Me
I’m headed to Minnesota to celebrate a white and cold Christmas with my family. 😀 The white part I actually like because snow and Christmas go hand-in-hand in my mind (but it doesn’t need to blizzard or even actually snow while I’m there). The cold conjures more mixed and less sentimental emotions. It generally doesn’t affect travel too negatively, so yay, but dang … it’s freaking cold!
It’s going to be -40 windchill when I arrive, although it is supposedly going to warm-up to the 20-30s by midweek, which is better … I guess. Still, I’m really excited to see my family, gorge myself on holiday treats and good food and play cards with my Grandpa and Grandma. I’m not sure what it says about me that my Grandpa, who is pushing 90 and has trouble seeing and hearing, can still whump my butt.
A Little Holiday Blogging Break
As usual, I plan to take the remainder of the year off from both A Mindful Migration and Eat Laugh Purr. I will be back briefly on December 27 to participate in the Show Us Your Books Best of 2016 link-up, because you know … books. I definitely want to share my thoughts and want to know what your favorite books from 2016 were too.
Otherwise, you won’t see much of me online, visiting blogs or commenting, or on social media but I’ll be back on January 5, 2017.
Wishing You …
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, Joyeux Noël and Happy December 25th. May your holidays be magical and full of love, joy, family and good food.