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Whatever I end up writing here tonight, I'm sure it can be summed up in this sentence: WHY IS IT STILL NOT FRIDAY? and you're excused from reading the rest. Merry Christmas!

I think I did Christmas better last year. By which I mean, I put a LOT more effort into observing Advent and doing Christmassy activities with the kids and seeing the Christmassy sights. This year, not so much. I didn't even attempt a daily-activity-Advent-calendar like last year's. Absolutely NO interest in seeing the lit up neighborhoods or shopping downtown or ice skating at Seattle Center. 

However. This year I don't hate December. So. Progress, yes? Honestly, just the fact that I'm not sitting here writing weepy blog posts about my "diastrous" Christmas party means there's been major improvement. 

I don't hate December but I'm done with this week. I'm ready to get the party started, you know? I AM DONE WITH EVERYTHING. But still! Another day of school and fixing sandwiches and wondering what we're going to have for dinner OH HOW PROVINCIAL! Let's do this Christmas thing and then let me get on the airplane and do MY thing for a week. 

I caught a few minutes of Katie Couric today (shut up) and she said something about how she always wonders about women who don't have "their own thing" like a career and I thought: I KNOW, KATIE! WHAT IS MY THING! I NEED A THING! 

Well, eventually. I'm gonna go try out this Volunteer Intercessor thing for a spell and see how that goes. I'm sure that has a great future and pays super well. 

I don't think I'll be updating here for a while. I don't have a lot to say (obvs) and I'm not sure if I'll have much time to put thoughts together when I'm in St. Louis. Pancakes is bringing her iPad and keyboard so if the spirit moves me I won't be too far from the tools of insta-publishing. But otherwise, Twitter will be my blog. I'm not sure if you guys are interested in what I'll be doing? I mean, from a curiosity point of view, not because you can't stand going a day without reading these amazing insights into my daily life. HAAAA.

Okay, I should probably go be a parent. Merry Christmas, Internet. You may actually get a card from me before Christmas, but don't count on it. Oooh, that was Scroogey. Okay. I'm going to go cheer up with some left over party libations. MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY NEW YEAR! XOXOXO




Maggie, I for one will miss you and now that I have twitter I may juuuuuuust make it.
If you ever need a reference for your mad rad Vol. Int. skilz, please let me know. I know your prayers helped with my transition and I really really like to think that when I am praying for something, you might be praying for it too. Like that movie with the mice.
Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful trip my friend. I will be thinking of you and praying for you! With love from, Meghan


I know what you mean about not doing everything this year. Sometimes I just can't be bothered to fit it all in. That makes me sound like such a bad parent! Oops! Christmas has been sneaking up on us, with school going so late this year. Have a wonderful, stress-free Christmas with your family. I look forward to reading your posts next year. :-)
Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Guess I'll have to figure out twitter now. I really look forward to your posts. I did do an Advent calendar with special things but we skipped a whole week. I didn't get out a lot of decorations and we are sending new year cards instead of Christmas because I didn't get a good phot in time. Until yesterday I felt guilty about it but now I just figure we'll just enjoy the next few days ( after I find something to wear to Mass and dinner on the 24 th)


I keep forgetting to let my kids eat the treats out of their Advent Calendar. About once I week I say, "Oops! You have eat numbers 11 through 19" or something like that. I'm not going to stress. You shouldn't either! Merry Christmas and have a great trip!


Merry Christmas, Maggie!! As always, it's been great to read your blog this year. I think we have both been in a year of big transitions, and it was good to share in yours in some tiny way.

I am very interested in the Volunteer Intercessor thing - I think I missed exactly what it is you are doing. Maybe when you get back?

May the baby Jesus be born again in your heart this Christmas!

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