Hello there! It’s been a while since my last posted entry, & I offer my apologies. As it turns out, since the Thanksgiving festivities, my niece passed on her sick germs to me, & I got sick (yet again). I ended up getting an ear infection coupled with a
nice little sinus infection ( wrapped up with a pretty bow). It’s been over a week & I still have some lingering symptoms of my sinus infection.
HOWEVER………The show must go on! I shall soldier on & continue my blog entry.
Xmas is fast approaching, & I must say that it is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. Well, to clarify, I’d like to say that December is probably my favorite month of the year…since it’s the Winter season, Xmas festivities are celebrated all month long, AND…my nephew’s birthday is also in December. So, for me, there’s lots of activities this month. There’s also a few recent traditions that I’ve been keeping up with over the past few years.
Every year, around Nov/Dec, I like to stock up on new calendars for the next year. (You’ve already seen my planner diary in my previous entries.) Here are my new calendars for 2013:
I love festive decorations for any occasion…especially Xmas!! I finally got my first Advent calendar.
Believe it or not, I actually got this at a Starbucks coffee shop in Tokyo.
I wasn’t able to find this at any U.S. Starbucks retailer (or at any China Starbucks), so I believe I got myself a good deal here.
This is what the apartment finally looks like after jazzing it up for the holidays.
I wanted to keep decorations to a minimum, since the apartment has very little storage space. (I don’t like clutter.)
Anyways, I will be spending the main parts of the Xmas holidays at my parents’ house…so…
I then got a small symbolic Xmas tree & added 2 Xmas edition LEGO sets from my growing LEGO collection.
That’s pretty much it. Not much else to report on our tiny home-front. Oh wait! I almost forgot…
I got a little trigger happy at the card shop (again) & got 3 new greeting cards to add to my ever-growing stash.