Working Out, Parties, and Illinois


Things that make me happy = waking up at 6:00 a.m. to work out.

Yeah...not so much. But I still did it anyway. Every. Day. This. Week.

Except Wednesday. That's because I was working from home and stayed in bed all day in my pajamas while I answered e-mails and edited books.

And, okay, I can't lie. Except Friday. That's because I stayed up until midnight cleaning up after the Pampered Chef party I hosted at my apartment. It was an all-girls' night complete with homemade pizza and the purchasing of kitchen gadgets.

I realized last night as I was getting ready for bed that I have a wonderful life. No, not like the movie. Actually, I don't think I've seen that movie all the way through. I've seen the ending. I think. And maybe the beginning. 

The point is, my life is wonderful. 

This month so far has been crazy busy. If I'm not at church practicing for the Christmas concert, I'm at Bible study or at a Christmas party or shopping for Christmas presents or going to the grocery store to buy food for a party. And I feel like I haven't seen Jordan hardly at all.

Even so, this month has been awesome. I'm not kidding when I say that buying gifts for people makes me really happy. Of course, I also get stressed about spending money, but thinking up the perfect gift idea for someone I love never fails to get me excited. I think I've done pretty well this year, but I guess that's still TBD for now.

And the best present of the year is still rapidly approaching:

Just under two weeks from today, Jordan and I will be on our way to Illinois for Christmas! Hilarity will ensue. Family members will be met. Gifts will be given. It's gonna be epic.

But until then, I'm going to continue to work out in the mornings. 
And tomorrow I'm going to bake a loaf of bread.