In the middle of the month, my younger brother graduated from college. We are all so proud of him and enjoyed celebrating his accomplishments. A week later, he and I met up downtown for a trip to the Art Institute, along with lunch at Giordano's and coffee at the Intelligentsia down by Millennium Park. It was such a great day, and one of my favorite sibling city adventures to date!
The next week was crazy, with Christmas and everything, and I worked through to the holiday, getting in my car and heading home at 7:30 on Christmas Eve. The next day, we headed back to my parents' for Christmas Day celebrations (dinner, presents, and dessert), a lovely afternoon that wasn't quite long enough. The day after that, I hung out with a very dear friend, in town from the Pacific Northwest, and later, made a belated Christmas meal for my mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and the husband. And then, just like that, it was back to work, back to preparations and planning and logistics for moving. "It's all happening!" A quote from one of my favorite movies, yes, but also very much the truth.
So here we are, two days left in the year. Make them count!