She's done. My December Daily 2014 is done, and put in its own album. Using those red glitter me & my BIG ideas number stickers to mark the days, finalizing each page with a coordiating washi tape on the page protector's seam, and (mostly) journalling digitally has been my system -- and it's helped me to finish.
See a flip-through of my finished DD spreads days 1 to 25 below:
Day 21 was a pretty great, lazy, chore-doing Sunday. I washed my sheets; Alejandro lounged. My cousin Claudia came over to spent some holiday time with us. Pasta and salad was for dinner. Tomas and my sister came over and we four played Cards Against Humanity for the first time.
That game is a lot of fun. Things were said, like, "Maybe she's born with it...maybe it's a stray pube." Pretty ridiculous.
I had a regular workday Monday on day 22, but Claude was over, and later on when I went ot drive her to the train station for her field trip into NYC, we stopped and had the below photoshoot moment. I love the nine shots we got, and I love the page that came of it.
On day 23, I baked some cookies for Tomas's family. There are so many of them, and they all give gifts on Christmas Eve. To have something to hand back to them, I baked up two giant tubs of chocolate chips, placed them neatly in pretty Christmas tins, and labeled each one "baked with love from Amanda".
At night, we went to Tomas's sister Anna's house, and had dinner with his parents. It was a lovely, peaceful time.
The next day was Christmas Eve! Day 24 had me wrapping some gifts, and singing Eminem's Rap God song, but with a different meaning. Then, I got ready for my traditional Christmas Eve spent with Tomas's wonderful Filipino family.
The night included the usual: singing karaoke, playing card games, a glorious lobster dinner, and handing out presents at midnight.
Finally, day 25: Merry Christmas! My dad gifted me a free Leo's Tire Shop t-shirt he got when his tire was fixed. ???
My sister and my best friend, Jamina, each gifted my an Alex+Ani bracelet.
Then we went to Uncle Matt's for our traditional brunch buffet. We brought the karaoke, so people sang.
We left around 2-ish, and my family went back to our house to take long naps. We woke up and had fried shrimp and more pasta. That's how we do on Christmas.
...and there it is! Done. Days 1 to 25 of my December 2014 documented and in a book, and done. I wasn't able to finish my December Daily the past two years, so getting this one done makes me happy.
In many ways -- 2014's Christmas and all its happenings is the Christmas of my twenties. The same places, the same routines and traditions... I look forward to the holiday season morphing now that I'm in my 30s. Hopefully somewhere in the next 10 years I'll be able to host Christmas at my place, and my kids will be there.
In the meantime, I have this album. I love the the little washi tape party that I created by sticking a strip on the seam of every page. I shall be continuing that in my Project Life 2015. Stay tuned! Thanks for visiting! -- ♥ARZ♥