I know, Christmas is long gone for most people. It's been replaced with the NEW YEAR energy talk. We may be the only people with our Christmas tree and all decorations still up (honestly, only because I just haven't had any time to take them down yet). Christmas movies and music came to an end… Continue reading Christmas 2022
Hello! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I definitely did!! It was so nice. I'll write a little Christmas recap this week, but I don't have time this morning. Asher is at early swim practice and I don't have that long before I need to go pick him up. Just a few thoughts on… Continue reading Post-holiday state/ re-grouping
Merry Christmas Eve!! Just popping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas- whatever that looks like for you. I was thinking this morning, as I brushed my teeth.... isn't it funny how "everyone" seems to do so many of the same things around the holidays, yet at the same time, we all do them… Continue reading Holidays: the same, but different
Happy Christmas Eve Eve. We are just about to what I consider "the good part". Meaning, the part where all the "work" is over, and we can just hopefully relax and enjoy the fruits of our labor. As I mentioned, my maybe favorite part of the season is actually early December. But the 24 through… Continue reading Getting close to the good part
2 days until Christmas Eve! I'm just about ready. I actually glanced back through my journal from last year on this day, and I can see I was way behind on wrapping gifts last year, to the point that I apparently spent much of Christmas Eve frantically wrapping stuff. Thankfully, that is not the case… Continue reading Almost ready + 2022 Christmas card!
WHEW, okay, the weekend is over, swim meet is over, Christmas is ALMOST HERE and there is a legit blizzard approaching fast. Current feelings: Feeling= Exhausted The swim meet all went smoothly, but it's just a long and full weekend. No major issues, thankfully. Most people showed up and did what they were supposed to,… Continue reading Current feelings and bullet points
Happy Monday! This weekend was so nice. It was one of those weekends where the days felt long.... but not in a bad way. Both days started early around 6 a.m. and seemed to be filled with a lot of variety. That always makes time pass more slowly to me. Ethan worked both mornings, and… Continue reading Weekend holiday prep + our favorite Christmas cookies
Two Christmas related things: 1. Does anyone else have a favorite "part" of the holiday season? For me, it's sadly already kind of wrapping up. (My favorite part, not the holiday season itself.) I really like the period from approximately December 1st- 10th. Here's why: So, before that is sort of still in Thanksgiving territory,… Continue reading Do you have a favorite part of the holiday season? And a cat cartoon
It's Advent calendar season. As you probably are too, I am seeing a lot of things about advent calendars and advent season around right now. It's a lovely tradition. I especially love the idea of doing something special every day leading up to Christmas, not just the "open a door and get a candy" variety.… Continue reading Advent calendar season + St. Nick
Asher is off in Iowa, as mentioned previously. My weekend started Friday afternoon with helping to get him packed up and to the high school to leave by 4 p.m. It was a group of I think around 34 kids: 30 teenaged girls and 4 boys. Haha. Poor boys! They are very outnumbered. (It's high… Continue reading Weekend so far, holiday parties + wondering something….