From Yule to Medieval Times

These past few days have been emotional and great all at the same time. I celebrated and experienced (somewhat) my first Yule with the kindred. I was still sick with the stomach bug but made it through the Sumbels and ritual. During this time my husband and I are trying to find each other again and that is proving to be a longer goal that I once thought. Over a decade of being together, you start to feel like strangers all over again. Christmas Eve, I surprised everyone with a trip to Medieval Times. The only way that we could pull that one off was an online discount, then another at check-in for a better upgrade, and not staying at a hotel which meant driving a total of 8 hours. As your kids get older that holiday sparkle fades in their eyes. The best gift I got was seeing that sparkle come alive again in their eyes as they watched the entertainment.

From Yule to Medieval Times (Friday-Monday), we were going non-stop. Then comes Christmas day when my mom decided to invite her and her boyfriend over. I hadn’t planned much for dinner and ended up throwing something together for 7 people, in an hour. Being sick and tired from driving I didn’t want anything to do with the kitchen. Next year I think we will do a longer Yule celebration since there is some debate on the holiday lasting 3 days or 12 days.

Today, since we didn’t get to do our family games like tradition thanks to family stopping by, I’m ordering pizza and we are doing a gauntlet of games. We will be playing Cards against humanity, exploding kittens, Stranger Things monopoly edition, and some classic Nintendo 2 player game battles. This weekend I have plans for more Havamal study since I learned so much during Yule. I have some wood burning to do and other things to set up my area. Pictures and whatnot of my progress will surely make a debut here. I’m slowly feeling like myself after the huge interview fail and working even harder on my web development course. Maybe marketing graphic design isn’t for me. All the great advice, positive words, and stories from my readers helped in more ways than one. Thank you, guys.

How was your holiday? Traditions new and old? Happy Wednesday everyone!

Trying to Catch Up for Yule

I have had the worst stomach to ever hit me the day after the worst interview in my entire life. I remember the gastric bypass surgeon explaining to me that the stomach flu can potentially be more painful and longer lasting than the average and I would have to agree. The cramps were so bad I was crying but the only thing that was different was being lightheaded and the ear piercing headaches. I’m currently laying down at this point and feeling well enough to do this…and that’s it. Considering it’s Yule Eve I am now 3 days behind schedule too so it is what it is.

We are supposed to getting together for our Yule celebration with the kindred that my husband is initiating in to and luckily, not like everyone else that is camping in these freezing temps, they are providing us with a bed. Kind of nice since I have a feeling it will be an early night for me. There is going to be 2 feasts, 24-hour fire, and everyone sitting around getting to know everyone. I’m nervous as always but my son and husband are ready to go. We get back home on Sunday where I start setting up Christmas traditions and making those preparations for my girls and extended family when they stop by. The store will be nuts but the husband won’t mind running some errands for me after the fun weekend he’ll be having. I’m going to full on rest for a bit. What are your holiday traditions?  Happy Friday and Happy Yule.

 

 

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