Merry Christmas! Natalie The Explorer takes a well deserved break from the Weekend Coffee Share for a couple weeks, but I figure if someone still wants to have nice warm cup you are more than welcome to my home. Can I get you some coffee? Or tea?
How are you? I hope the holidays are bringing peace and joy to you, and your loved ones. It is a happy week at our house. We’ve been making more gingerbreads, and another gingerbread house (don’t know exactly what kind of tornado the house was exposed to. LOL.)
We had our Christmas dinner last Sunday, before my son left for a week with his dad. The dinner was a success. We made a turkey in the oven with all the fixings, and some Swedish dishes as well. We’ve been enjoying leftover this week, and added some more yummy food every day. There have been lots of good food all week. In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, the 24th. My daughter wanted to do it the American way and asked Santa to come on the 25th, so he did..In the process of making our own Christmas tradition we are having Mexican food on the 25th. We’ve had that for a couple years, since it is my daughters favourite cuisine.
Luckily we are enjoying some wonderful time outdoors as well, considering all the good food, we better get some exercise this holiday season. I have a surprise adventure planned for my daughter for next week. To not spoil the surprise I will tell you next weekend. I can tell you this much, my hopes are high, and I am excited!
I received some very happy news earlier this week, I got accepted into the school I applied to for my Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work. I am starting in January, right after handing in my last assignment in the current class I am taking in Special Education and Social Emotional Difficulties. Adding new skills and knowledge makes my work more meaningful to me (makes me try harder to always do my best,) and hopefully it makes a difference to all the children I meet on a daily basis. I am super happy that I got accepted to this program, despite a smaller mishap leading me to handing in my application a few hours too late (totally out of character for me.) If I succeed keeping up with the pace of the school it is going to take me two years to get my degree, while I am working full time at my regular job. I have a permanent position at a job that I love, and I won’t give that up, I am only looking to add some knowledge.
However you decide to enjoy your holiday, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!