Things are finally starting to settle down now after the Christmas craziness. Our house is pretty quiet. We have been going to movies. Ashley saw Marley and Me yesterday and LOVED it!!!
And Laura and Lindy saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
They liked it but said it was kind of long. I want to see both of those movies! We have also been just reading, playing games, watching football, and we are beginning to put things away. I am hanging onto the Christmas tree a little longer, though. It is so pretty and it takes so long to put it up, I just hate to take it down! But I am planning on doing that in the next day or so.
I have been trying to think of ways to make Christmas run even more smoothly next year and I know I definitely need to try to shop earlier if I can! I am just not one of those people who thinks about Christmas throughout the year and shops along the way. I always have so much other stuff going on that I don't really think about Christmas until at least late November! But maybe I can change that a little bit this year.
I know you've heard me mention one of my favorite bloggers, Sophia, before.
She always has the BEST ideas for Christmas. One of the ones I liked the best was this:
She thought about purchasing three gifts for her children...a want, a need, and something to use for a talent. Then she decided to embellish it a little bit by doing a want, a need, a talent, a book, a movie, something to wear, something spiritual, and stocking stuffers.
She said her kids loved it! Read more about her idea here.
Yesterday I went to Super Wal-Mart to do my grocery shopping for the week. I wish I could go there more often but it is totally not convenient for me. But since I had more time yesterday, I decided to try and save some money and head over there. And, wow, did I save money!!! I comparison priced everything I bought with what I normally pay at Harris Teeter (where I normally shop). I figured out that I saved over $60.00!! That is so worth the inconvenience!
Anyway...while I was there, I was walking through the Hispanic section and I saw this Mexican hot chocolate.
It is really good! I have been wanting some ever since I saw this on Holly's blog.
I'm planning on two more days of R & R before I have to go back for a teacher workday on Friday. :( I hope you are enjoying this quiet week after Christmas!