Well, the best laid plans sometimes go to, you know where. I completely forgot to post yesterday. I was busy all day cleaning, making the kids clean, doing laundry, etc. It was a very productive day, but I still have more to do today! That's really fine with me, I want to get all this "hard" work out of the way so I can relax and enjoy time with the family and of course, Christmas!
Last night we had Mike's company Christmas party. It was a dinner cruise on the St. Johns River. We had such a good time. The weather was perfect, not too cold but cool enough to require a light jacket. The sunset was spectacular...a partially cloudy sky with brilliant oranges and yellows...just lovely. Afterwards we went with another couple to Avondale for the Luminaria, which we discovered is actually tonight, so we settled for dessert and coffee at Biscotti's. My jaw was sore from so much laughing. Has that ever happened to you? We all shared funny stories about the kids and the pets...great fun.
I think maybe tonight we'll try the Luminaria again. I read about it in the paper, it's supposed to be very nice...I guess you walk the streets around the Avondale/Riverside area (old historic area of Jacksonville) and the luminaria bags are lining the streets with the houses decorated in all their Christmas splendor. I think we'll drag the kids with us, too. Maybe I'll even make a few calls and recruit some friends, too. Sounds like fun to me!
I'm always surprised that some people who have lived in Jacksonville for years just don't get out much to do all the fun things the city has to offer. You've got to get out of your neighborhood and explore your surroundings people! Just look in the paper and find something to do or a restaurant you've never been to or ask someone to recommend one. It's amazing the fun and adventure you can have when you leave your comfort zone.