Today’s December 1st and this marks the second year I have not gotten an advent calendar from my mom.  She would always say, “I know you’re getting too old for this but I still like to send them.”  And I loved receiving them.  It didn’t matter if I lived 5 miles away or 3,000 miles away, I could expect them by December 1st like clockwork. 

Opening those stupid little windows everyday somehow put me in the Christmas spirit.  And god knows I always need help getting into the spirit of things.  Case in point, someone asked me if I’m excited about getting my Christmas tree.  I timidly replied, “umm, yea?  I will be I’m sure.”  Maybe if I had my advent calendar I would be excited.