My reasons for being happy that the weekend is here:
1) We went to a really nice Christmas party at my office tonight, and Jim and Annie got to meet all my new co-workers.
2) Tomorrow evening, Jim and I are going out on our first date since May. We are going out to dinner, followed by the Nutcracker. My friend Jen is staying with Miss Annika for the night. We are going to a different Nutcracker this year. Usually we go to the Boston Ballet performance in downtown. This year, we're going to a production put on by the Jose Matteo ballet company, which is being performed at a theater at Brandeis University in Waltham. My boss' daughter is dancing in the performance. It should be really nice.
3) Cookie swap party on Saturday!
4) Christmas wrapping with awesome ribbon
5) Only a week til Christmas! Only a little shopping left to do, and everything seems to be under control.