Hello friends and welcome to December. I love sharing a look ahead in the first TGIF post of a new month and I had this one planned out in my head all day. then things went a little sideways and I didn’t get to it. I’m guessing many of y’all wouldn’t have read it until today anyway, so let’s just pretend it’s Friday.
Thinking about … how to celebrate the season given COVID and this massive painting project. The advent wreath is the only decoration in the house – so far?! Marc did hang our two outside wreaths on Monday so it looks a little holiday-ish from the street. We don’t do many parties, but there’s typically a luncheon with my women’s group at church, an ornament swap with my neighborhood bookclub, a cookie exchange with the girls in my family, a big family open house … and of course weekly church services for Advent and Christmas Eve. My sister is spearheading a driveway swap for the cookies. and that’s likely to be it for things in real life. so glad we live close enough to make that work. I’m also enjoying the Advent readings and the Shadow & Light playlist (on Spotify). It would be wonderful to put up the tree … maybe just before Christmas? and then leave it up well into January. like I said … thinking….
Grateful … that Sara is coming … for three weeks! She’ll arrive on the 23rd and stay until January 13.
Inspired by … new pens and another Modern Mrs Darcy book school class to start a book journal. “Update Goodreads” has been on my to-do list since October. I don’t even know how many books I’ve read since then (I do have them noted in my calendar, so I can figure it out 😉 ) I need to get a handle on my to-read pile, too, because I know there are at least a half dozen books I want to finish this month.
(hoping to) Finish … Dissent (it’s so close), three pairs of socks, another sweater, and “some” books.
There’s also an important election – maybe you’ve heard about it?! Early voting starts the 14th.
AND there’s getting our house put back together. The upstairs is nearly done and we’re moving back into our bedroom (and closets) today. I also get to setup my craft room this weekend.
Wishing y’all a peaceful weekend and a December full of love and good cheer.