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The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time to be thankful and giving. And when I say giving that doesn’t necessarily mean buying gifts. There are so many no-cost things we can give to others like our respect and attention. Keith and I are excited to be spending the holidays in our new home. And with a new place I’m sure we will start some new holiday traditions.
Working On | A New Christmas Tree
> Our last home was a little smaller than this one and a full-size tree just didn’t look right. For the past few years, we’ve had a tabletop tree. In this house, we have a bit more space, so we’ve decided on a full-size Christmas tree. It’s decorated with our favorite things like donuts, pizza, and tacos. LOL!
Watching | Once Upon a Deadpool
> I will admit that Deadpool movies are a guilty pleasure. After the release of Deadpool 2, the movie was re-released in a PG-13 format with the addition of Fred Savage and a holiday theme. We can get our Deadpool fix and some holiday cheer at the same time. I fully expect the debates about whether it’s a holiday movie. Just like Die Hard, which is definitely a holiday movie.
Reading | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
> I finally got my hands on book number three in the Harry Potter series. Just started the book (no spoilers, please!) We’ve also been playing the Harry Potter Wizards Unite game on our phones, so I’ve been very curious about the character of Sirius Black. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Planning | 2020
> I can’t wait to start saying it’s the year 2020! When I was younger, the year 2000 seemed so far away. Remember Y2K?! We thought the whole world was coming to an end. The good news is that we survived the turn of the century. And now we have a new decade to celebrate.
Feeling | Excited
> The thought of a new year is always exciting to me. I spend time thinking about my accomplishments and set goals for the New Year. Now that we’re settling into our new place, we have no excuses. It will be fun to see what the year has in store for us!
Loving | Uten.Silo
> The Uten.Silo wall storage unit was created by Dorothee Becker in the 1960s. She said it was inspired by her father’s drugstore. There was a hanging bag full of fascinating things waiting to be discovered. I’ve been fascinated by the piece ever since I saw it. Now I’m thrilled to have one hanging in my new office.
Geeking | Amazon Echo
> We have several Amazon Echo devices. It’s been fun setting them up for the new house. If you have a few Amazon Echo devices and haven’t checked out the routines feature, it’s quite cool. You can set up your device to do a series of commands – like turn on the lights, tell you the weather, and then play your favorite music station.
Remembering | Self-Care
> It’s easy during the holidays to over-indulge. While I certainly don’t want to damper anyone’s holiday celebrations, do take time to rest, relax, and take care of yourself. It might be having a cuppa tea and reading a good book. Or sleeping in late. Self-care is important. You will be thankful that you did.
What’s UP with you? Keith and I wish you the best of holidays. Thank you so much for supporting Unretirement Project and cheers to the New Year!