Less than 5 days until Christmas. As much as I love the day of Christmas, really it's the weeks leading up to it that mean the most to me. Right now Ryan's nephew, Kaleb, is having a sleep over at our place. We played board games, got soaking wet in the rain, made muddy buddies, watched Elf, shook a few presents under the tree and watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Tomorrow my niece and nephews will be coming over with my mom and we will be making gingerbread men, gingerbread houses and sugar cookies! Tomorrow night my little sister is staying over mainly so that I can ambush her at midnight as the 22nd is her 17th birthday!
The following 2 days (including Christmas eve) I will be at work. I'm struggling lately with becoming too emotionally attached to what I do. All of today I have been aching to spend time with a very special lil person and I just can't wait to spend Christmas eve with them. I hate having to remain so very vague, but health privacy, you know? Let's just say I have been caring for the same kiddo for more than four weeks and I genuinely miss the little munchkin on the days I don't work. I can safely say that this year I have been involved in a Christmas miracle :)
After that it is Christmas! I am not sure what I will actually be doing that day besides waking up and doing presents and stockings with Ryan. I believe he wants to go to the beach and surf, fine by me so long as this constant rain clears up! The next day will be my day with all of my family. I love this time of year!!
Does anyone else have trouble leaving work at work? I am usually very good at leaving it at the door but the last few months I have been struggling (including having horrible dreams)! Any tips on how remedy this?!