My temperature took the mighty plunge this morning. I was up to 98.7 yesterday and then back down to 98.0 today. That is my coverline temp and I'm 13DPO so I'm guessing AF will be here just in time for Christmas Eve if not tomorrow. My leutel phase is usually 16-17 days so with my luck, she'll be here Christmas Day. Oh joy. I'm trying really hard to pick my spirits up and I know I have a fight on my hands with AF looming and my hormones being all PMS'y and what not. I am very excited for BJ and the Little Guy to open their presents and that helps some.
The Little Guy and I were fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the White House in all its Christmas glory last night. I don't think I've been in such awe ever in my life. Besides being absolutely beautiful, it was amazing to know the history of who walked the halls before me. I picked the Little Guy up from school and we headed downtown. We ate dinner (which was really good) and then we walked over to get in line. It was cold but we came prepared. Our tour time was scheduled for 7:00 so we got in line early. We have learned our lesson from going to the Easter Egg Roll. We got in line at 6:06 and were in the White House by 7:00. The couple in front of us and another couple behind us were scheduled for 6:00...we did GOOD by getting in line early.
The Little Guy had a good time, too. We both could have hung out longer after we walked through but we have a hefty drive home and we both had to get up early this morning. BJ said he may just come with us next year. I sure hope so. I really missed having him there. It was definitely something I would have loved to share with him.
I have one present to pick up today and then wrap and then I am 100% done with shopping and wrapping. Everything else is wrapped and hiding away just waiting to be uncovered and placed under the tree. I can't believe how close Christmas is and how fast it will be over. Shopping was definitely more of a challenge this year because neither of us received a bonus. I know how fortunate we are just to HAVE jobs, believe me, I do. It's just that I have gotten a bonus for 9 years in a row and it really helps with holiday shopping. I'm sure once the credit card bill rolls in I will really be missing our bonuses. Especially since I know my husband will not stick to a tight budget. If he wants me to have it, he buys it. I'm more thrifty. I look for free shipping, 1-day sales and things like that. I plan ahead. He is spur of the moment, fly by the seat of his pants. Hopefully he didn't do too much damage to our card. :-) And he told me that whenever gift wrapping was available, he was taking advantage. He hates wrapping. Poor thing. I told him that once the Little Guy gets better at wrapping that we can pay him a small fee to wrap all the presents...except his own of course.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful, splendid, joy-filled, exuberant, safe and happy holiday - whatever you may be celebrating. I hope that 2011 brings a baby to your arms or at least to your womb. For those of you that are already mommies or expecting...I hope that your children continue to grow and thrive and bring joy to your heart. May God bless each and every one of you, from my heart to yours.