For the month of December, I took Saturdays off from the library. Although I don’t celebrate Christmas, I still have some stuff to get done and I’m making time to visit some friends. I look forward to having Saturdays off this month – I miss working only five days per week (I usually work 6 days since I have the library on Saturdays).
On Friday, I decided to hike to Manayunk since it’s been a month and a half (the last few times I walked to Spring Mill to take the train headed home). I saw a crane swoop in on the Schuylkil River, but the images came out blurry. The ducks were having a blast too. As I neared Manayunk, I met Jeremy who moved from near Asheville, NC. I guessed his accent and I mentioned I have a friend in Greenville and the last time I visited in 2009, we went to a snowy Asheville. He was a joy to chat with.
From Manayunk, I ventured to Philadelphia to check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s ugly sweater party. I’ve attended for the past two years and since I am a member, I thought it would be a great way to welcome in the season. I wasn’t wrong because I enjoyed Slowey and the Boats, a Hawaii band, made a card and an ugly sweat shirt. I had a lot of fun, especially with the photo booth.
After, I went ice skating and the River Rink was offering free photos with Santa. I couldn’t pass up the photo booth opportunity there! Everyone loves Santa and many other women gave him kisses and hugs too. I may not celebrate, but I want to enjoy the season. No sin in that. I laughed and had much fun with Santa. They also lit the tree and the rink was much more crowded than usual, I only skated around for a half an hour. A lot of teens were snapchatting, cutting in front of me, and I don’t play around with risky behaviour. I’ll go in a few weeks.
The photo booth photos. I was given two print outs of each, one lucky friend will get the duplicate copies. The originals went into my Happiness Box.
I can’t believe that in a month’s time (now 30 days instead of 31 days) I’ll be opening my Happiness Box! This was shot yesterday; I’m making great progress for 1 December! Last year I had the box top filled and by 31 December 2017, the box top was filled to the gills. I wanted to avoid that this year (I’m hoping it’ll make scrapbooking easier too) and so far I’m keeping to that goal. I just have to remember not to go overboard this month, the only exception will be on the last day – 31 December 2018. I’m excited to open this on 1 January 2019.