Tuesday, January 04, 2022

One Sentence A Day: December 2021

Whoa?!?! HOW is it 2022 already? Why did the first half of 2021 drraaaagggg on forever and the last half flew?!? (Answer: Lockdowns in the first half of the year -- months of lockdown.) What even happened to December?!? Once I read this post, I sort of figured it out. December was FULL.

1 - Wednesday -- We celebrated the fourth night of Channukah with a new family game that had us laughing so hard we could barely breathe!

2 - Thursday -- After a full day of getting things done (present making, grocery shopping, cookie baking), we celebrated the fifth night of Channukah with Dave's parents.

3 - Friday -- The kids and I enjoyed our neighbourhood holiday party and then watched the new, Channukah themed, Hallmark movie. (Second sentence: Also, there was a Covid case at my school -- never fun phone calls to make.)

4 - Saturday -- We went to the library and the bookstore, Rachel had Nutcracker rehearsals, I had Nutcracker volunteering, and Sam had cookie baking with his youth mentor.

5 - Sunday -- It was a full morning at church followed up with watching The Nutcracker show in the evening.

6 - Monday -- After a busy weekend, I was dragging today.

7 - Tuesday -- I had to have a cavity filled after work which is never fun :(

8 - Wednesday -- I didn't sleep for a few hours the previous night so I called in sick to work and had a very long nap.

By the evening I was feeling well enough that we could go and buy the kids a delayed Channukah present.

9 - Thursday -- Sam stayed home this day because he was exhausted (HOW MANY MORE DAYS UNTIL WINTER BREAK?!?!?!?), I didn't have a job, and we set up our book tree, part 2.

Also, Dave fell down our basement stairs carrying a basket of laundry and needed ice in a few places.

10 - Friday -- My coworker brought me a White Hot Chocolate Chai Tea from Tim's (which was delicious), we ordered Thai food for lunch (which was also delicious), and I attended the really fun Sr Youth gift exchange at church in the evening.

11 - Saturday -- Dave and I had the windiest walk delivering items to the thrift store!

12 - Sunday -- Dave and I got a lot of errands done this afternoon.

And we started a new puzzle.

13 - Monday -- I was supposed to get a massage this evening but I decided to cancel in favour of extra sleep and it was the right decision.

14 - Tuesday -- I had to make a bunch of calls to tell a cohort they needed to quarantine due to a positive case and the parents were very gracious.

15 - Wednesday -- I got a couple of gifts from my co-workers and felt very spoiled.

16 - Thursday -- We celebrated Christmas with Tim and Janice and family and, although our plans had to change slightly, we enjoyed our evening with them.

17 - Friday -- I came home from work with a pile of gifts (I didn't realize that a lot of teachers gave gifts to office staff) and ready for a two week break from work.

18 - Saturday -- I folded a bunch of laundry while watch a Hallmark movie, we went on a long errand walk in the afternoon, and we got ready to leave for our trip the next day.

19 - Sunday -- Our flight was cancelled, we weren't scheduled on another one until the next day, so we got a complementary hotel room and meal vouchers and tried to make the best of it.

20 - Monday -- We made it to Saskatchewan after another long day at the airport and a long flight.

21 - Tuesday -- We tried to enjoy the start of our vacation although we were without one of our suitcases and had to make do with random clothes.

22 - Wednesday -- We got our suitcase although we had to go to the airport to pick it up.

23 - Thursday -- We celebrated Tibb's Eve (a Newfoundland (province in Canada) celebration with a walk through the fields with my mom, watching Home Alone, and drinking prosecco.

24 - Friday -- We enjoyed Christmas Eve appetizers and opened new books and spent the rest of the evening reading.

25 - Saturday -- It was a lovely Christmas Day starting with presents and ending with turkey dinner and Christmas pudding.

26 - Sunday -- We had a quiet day with delicious turkey soup and the kids had fun snapping the wishbone.

27 - Monday -- Mom and I ran a few errands in town and Dave enjoyed frying latkes inside for once!

He'll get spoiled what with drinking wine and staying warm!!!

28 - Tuesday -- We went for a walk, even though the high was only -27C (and the windchill was hovering around -40), and looked for Northern Lights.

29 - Wednesday -- I got Covid vaccine appointments for me, Dave, and Rachel and we watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation in the evening.

30 - Thursday -- It was our last day in Saskatchewan (boo) but we got the news that the kids are going back to school next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31- Friday -- It was an extremely long day (and I barely slept on Thursday night) as we had an early morning flight home and vaccine booster appointments for Dave and I. (More sentences: I was asleep by 7:30pm because I was wiped out. Happy New Year!!!)

As always, I'm linking up with Rebecca Jo and the other One Sentence A Day bloggers. This post now marks two years of me writing one sentence for every day. I look forward to continuing this practice in 2022.


  1. Replies
    1. Despite the Covid stress, yes, it really was both busy and fun! I think overall December was good.

  2. What a busy month! I bought my nephew that game a few years ago!

  3. I've never had Christmas pudding! No one in my life has ever made a Christmas pudding so I think this is yet another reason to spend next Christmas in Saskatchewan

  4. I have never heard of Tibb's Eve before! It sounds like you had a great Christmas despite the hassle of flight cancellations and lost luggage. Happy new year!

    1. Yes, despite the rocky start we really did have an excellent holiday!

  5. My first thought when seeing Dave frying the latkes was 'he probably loves being warm!' ha. And I love your matching hat/fuzzy sweatshirt with Rachel!!

  6. What a cute book tree & the nutcracker performance, lots of fun holiday activities & those yummy tator cakes, I think is what we call them. Karen

  7. I received a "One-Line-A-Day" journal for Christmas which is supposed to span 5 years. I've really enjoyed writing in it each day so far...I'm not sure if I'll manage to make it 365x5, though!


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