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Feeling: hopeful.  A week before Thanksgiving, my dad was hospitalized with a rare illness called Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  It mimics polio and paralyzed almost his entire body before it stopped progressing.  Thankfully it did stop, and he was able to move to a rehab facility where he’s been relearning how to walk, talk, eat, etc.  It’s been a wild month, but we’re hoping he’ll be released next week and be home in time for Christmas.

Listening to: Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time — the original version by Paul McCartney.  It’s one of my favorites!  I’ve been known to listen to it in March for a little pick-me up.

Drinking: Panera’s dark roast coffee.  I ate lunch at Panera a few weeks ago, and grabbed a cup of coffee on my way out.  I’m quite picky about my coffee (that’s an understatement), so I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.  It was around 2pm so I knew I was taking a gamble since it wasn’t prime coffee drinking time.  However, it tasted fresh, rich and smooth, not bitter from sitting too long.  I picked up a cup about a week later, skeptical that my first cup was just a one-off, but nope.  It was just as good the second time.

Freaking out: about the number of gray hairs that have sprung up on my head since giving birth.  No one told me about this unwelcome side effect.  I went on a plucking bender this week and think I’ve taken care of them for the time being.  I swear some of them had turned back brown and were only gray for a few inches.  #wishfulthinking

Wrapping: presents with the most god-awful wrapping paper I’ve ever seen.  Last Christmas, when I was cocooned inside my house with a newborn, I asked my husband to pick up some wrapping paper.  I ended up not needing it, so I didn’t give it a second glance as I packed it up with the rest of my Christmas decor.  Fast forward to this year when I pulled it out and finally looked at it.  I was honestly offended at how ugly it was.  Think something along these lines minus the creepy cherub but with an uglier snowman.  When I asked my husband about his logic in choosing this paper, he honest-to-goodness looked at it and said, “I didn’t buy that!”  Oh yes you did, homie.  Yes. you. did.  I thought about not using it, but then I had a talk with myself to get over myself since it’s just wrapping paper.  I figured that as cheap as it looked there would probably only be enough for about three presents.  Oh no.  There is approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of paper on the roll.  And I have two rolls.

Hope you’re currently having a great weekend!

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