Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Countdown to Christmas

Only nine days until Christmas. I'm starting to feel excited again. It will be great to be home with the family for a whole week just hanging out, catching up (a little crocheting), and all-in-all relaxing. I need it. The last few months with work being so busy, Elliott's health, and a few personal stresses... I need down time. I need to regroup. You know - get back to the real Charissa.

I decorated my apartment tonight - nothing fancy - actually quite minimal. But when you live in an apartment and only feel the Christmas spirit a week before the actual holiday, then this is what you get.

So far, I've decided on the following for the car ride home this weekend:
- David Sedaris, Holidays On Ice
- Khaled Hosseini, Kite Runner
- Dane Cook, Retaliation
- John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise

I am also downloading Janis Ian's CD, Between the Lines. A friend at work recommended this one. For my holiday selection, I now have a few Christmas albums to choose from including: Billy Gilman, NKOTB, Classic Christmas songs, Martina McBride, Josh Groban, Michael Ball, and Enya... just to name a few.

What am I missing?


Blogger Jodi said...

Oh Lord! Kite Runner while driving does not sound like a good idea to me! Are you good at driving through tears? As for your apartment, it looks adorable. You've gotten further than me- I don't have anything up yet!

December 18, 2008 12:33 AM  
Blogger cherylann said...

Harry Connick Jr just came out with a new Christmas cd... didn't know if you liked him or not.

December 18, 2008 4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL-Tom just got me the Enya christmas CD as one of my Birthday gifts..I love it!
I think you will love "Kite Runner" I listened to it, and then actually read the book before seeing the movie...All great!
Have a safe trip and a great "relaxing" time..'Hugs,

December 18, 2008 9:48 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

For Christmas music you have to go with the Vince Gauraldi Trio for all the Charlie Brown Christmas music. It is awesome.

December 18, 2008 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad I can't get Miller South choirs - they were awesome tonight.


December 18, 2008 8:58 PM  

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