While we were sleeping my brother-in-law Brendan arrived from the States and tonight we are excepting our final arrival. The holidays are a great time to work on a puzzle, and my sister-in-law, Karith, and I finished our first one!
Today is shaping up to be a rainy, rainy day. It's been about half a year since we last had rain, so it's a nice change, but it makes the house very cold. I'm bundled up with my tea and space heater, but worried because I was really cold in the house yesterday and my father-in-law informed me that it was 64F/18C, but that we could expect the house to drop to 46F/8C in a month or so. I'm remembering last year sitting on the couch and seeing my breath.
Some more Christmas traditions have come out of the closet. Yesterday we had our first advent breakfast; we "missed" the first Sunday since we were alone, but my mother-in-law makes delicious cardamon rolls, which we enjoyed yesterday for breakfast. We've also started working on a puzzle in the evening.
A very exciting thing happened. A few weeks ago I was interviewed for a local magazine as "Blogger of the Month," which was perhaps a bit misleading since I wasn't even blogging at the time, but it still made me feel like a superstar! You can read the article here if you'd like.
Thanks everyone who left Jordan some birthday wishes yesterday. We enjoyed reading them all, and we had a great day celebrating. His sister actually arrived in the morning just in time to celebrate, bringing lots of goodies from England.