Holidays

December 26th

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I meant to pop in to send Christmas wishes on the 24th or 25th, but just didn’t get around to it. πŸ™‚ Guess I was too busy decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing. Throughout my whole life, I always get a little twinge of a sad feeling when I wake up on the morning…

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Household, Kids, Life

Pick. Up. Your. Stuff.

The kids have been home fulltime again for over 4 weeks now. (They went virtual Monday of Thanksgiving week.) I am feeling READY for them to go back to school. With the colder weather and no sports happening AND now no school (winter break) to keep them occupied, I am just feeling like there is not really enough for them…

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Deep thoughts, Wisdom

Patience and the Parable of the Pear Tree

Yesterday was the winter solstice- the shortest day of the year. Here in Wisconsin, it’s kind of a pastime for people to complain about the short days in December. πŸ™‚ My own husband said one evening about a month ago, “Ugh. Here we go…into my least favorite time of the year. I hate driving home from work in the dark.”…

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Holidays, Weekends

Happy Monday

Hey! How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Plenty of holiday prep in full swing, as I mentioned yesterday, but it felt even-paced and festive, not frantic. Cookies: βœ” Presents: βœ” Christmas Challenge Day #8 (Read old Christmas books with kids): βœ” Time got away from us and it got late, so we only had time for a few.…

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Holidays, Life

Christmas week

And just like that, it’s December 20th! It’s Christmas week. Here’s a little rundown of where we sit: 🌲 Kids are officially on winter break! They have an extended, two full weeks off this year (originally planned when they had been in-person). 🌲Still need to wrap gifts! I have not wrapped one, single gift yet. It’s okay though. I always…

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