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Three on Thursday | December Love.

December and I have a … complicated relationship. Mostly my fault because of The Holidays and unrealistic expectations. but a little bit December’s because dark and cold (and yikes, y’all, I live in Georgia!) Yet this year, I find myself feeling lighter (in the spiritual sense … it’s 4 o’clock and getting dark outside) and maybe (finally?!) ready to embrace the wonder and grace that December offers.

inspiration for my new blog banner/theme … winter 2017!
And since it’s Three on Thursday, here are three things I’m loving about December right now:
1. twinkle lights on the trees. I have three trees in the house and the “big tree” featured in the photo above has LED lights. whoa. (I predict you’re going to see a lot more of those lights this month!)
2. a nicely (but not crazy) full calendar. during the week I get to walk, knit and meet up with friends and a few of the weekend days are filled with concerts, church programs and family get-togethers.
3. thinking about 2018. taking it slow. no pressure. being open to possibilities. 
Thank you to Carole for hosting us!


  • Nancy

    And maybe some snow for you! Saw that the GATech campus will be closed tomorrow in anticipation. We haven’t had even a flake yet and no Christmas decorations yet…Yours are beautiful!

  • margene

    That's a great list. We could all benefit from lower expectation. Twinkle lights make my December so much better! I love their sparkling light. It's been too warm here and we have NO snow in the mountains, plus the "dreaded inversion" is coming.

  • Bonny

    Those lights are indeed lovely! I've had to lower my expectations because of a crazy work project that is keeping me far too busy to find time for much else, but that's okay. I do have some gifts to wrap and cookie dough made and ready to bake. There are too many work parties to attend; it would really be great if I could knit at the parties without feeling rude! I hope you enjoy the season with realistic hopes and lots of lights!

  • Kym

    I'm much happier in December now that I've done some serious re-thinking about my own expectations. I'm so glad you're feeling lighter this year! (December can be awfully heavy.) Keep those lights on, Mary! XO

  • Vicki Knitorious

    I am trying so very hard to "keep it light" this year — there have been so very many distractions of late, that I'm actually forced to! So far, so good, and the biggest project/distraction is winding down… yahoo!

  • Honoré

    Well, December so far, as you well know, hasn't been at all anything I'd imagined…but the grand news: it's upward bound! And I guess that's all anyone can hope for. I find focusing on the moment and relishing each has helped tremendously during these stress filled times – made ever so easier to endure by friends like you! Twinkle lights look like funl
    Love your new blog banner!

  • Lydia

    My 2 teeny trees are still undecorated-need to get on that and find some battery operated lights or else no twinkles lights this year. I too am hoping for a slow 2018.