Two Christmas figurines, one holding a pine tree, and has a Christmas present as hat. The other one, further away, has the opposite.

  • ๐ŸŽ„ We made it! We made it to the other side of Christmas! Not before a lot of packing, another batch of cookies (told you!), and a whole day of cartoons. We then went to my parents, had dinner with them, and my brother’s family. Gifts were exchanged. tinyMovieStar was overwhelmed with the whole thing. We were as well. The whole thing is exhausting. We get to meet the family, and spend days together, but we do it pretty much every weekend. This is basically the same, but with presents, and a lot of food.

  • ๐Ÿง Too. Much. Food. For days!

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Miguel, my best friend, is back in Ukraine, and he’s already sharing stuff on his Instagram, complete with Stories. Also on the paper’s site.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ Just before leaving for Ukraine he subscribed to the Washington Posta. and was offered another one to give away. I got that one. So far I’m really enjoying the gift. Great app too.

  • ๐Ÿ’ป This was also the week when I finally managed to set The Monitor up. Fun times. Props to Adam for everything he keeps doing with Another feature he launched is the referral program, where we get free time for every new member we referred. I thought about turning my free time into gift codes, and did another giveaway.

  • ๐Ÿฟ We watched a few movies this week: The Queen, Shrek the Halls, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. And we also had time for an incredible Portugues show, available on HBO, Causa Prรณpria. Incredibly good, that’s how I’d rate it.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น We’re going! movieStar has bought the tickets already, and we’re now entering the preparation part of the trip. Only two weeks left, and a ton of things to take care. I don’t even have a passport at the moment, it expired while covid restrictions lasted. tinyMovieStar is about to have her first one too! It’s going to be a very different trip altogether, not even remotely similar to any of the previous ones. I won’t be working, I’ll be on daddy duty 24/7, and our favorite hotel, the one that would make our life a little easier, is undergoing maintenance, closed. The island can be challenging to start with, and going there with a toddler is just adding another layer of messiness. Still looking forward to it. We’re meeting our dear friends again, after 5 years apart!

  • ๐Ÿก Also time to start finding a new tenant, as my friend who’s staying at our place finally got tired of the stupid neighbors upstairs. A suit has been filed, but things take so long over here, she’ll just leave. This will be a huge headache for us.