So far, I haven't had a lot of engagement on this blog. As an experienced (ssh--let's not talk about just how experienced) teacher, I know better. I haven't been asking questions or encouraging dialogue. And I do want those things!
So, here goes:
#1 Please introduce yourself.
#2 Share a Christmas tradition--a dish you make, something you and your family do every year, anything at all.
#3 Are you doing more or less this year? Do you feel the need to make up for the rest of 2020? Or can you just not wait for 2021 so you can't really find the Christmas spirit?
#4 And what is one blessing of 2020?
I'll start. I'm Christina (middle name Stacy, maiden name Zimmerman) Sinisi. I'm sharing my other names because that's what I was called growing up--I did a complete switch in college and then, of course, later got married.
My favorite Christmas tradition is attending Christmas eve service with my family. But I also love having my special baked French toast in the morning with warmed syrup. I love opening gifts and seeing my kids' faces when they receive something they really wanted. My mother-in-law started a tradition of signing gifts with interesting names--like Clarissa from Rudolph. And we have Christmas dinner at actual dinner time so I have plenty of time to relax and cook!
In some ways, we're doing more! We NEED that Christmas spirit this year!
And, finally, I am truly grateful for the extra time I have been able to spend with my family this year because my children were home from school and work during the quarantine. I have a feeling that this time will be a treasure for years to come.
Now, it's your turn. What are some of the wonders of this precious season for you?