|The lights are reflections in the window from the Christmas tree. And do you see what I see? (love that song) Portapotties in the background! Yeah me!|
It is snowing this morning, filtering the early light, softening the edges of life.
Porridge is bubbling away on the stove with plans for hot cocoa later.
It'll be a nice day at home with no plans, but to try and get back into our normal rhythms. We've had several days of fun we've all enjoyed, but we're each looking forward to our lessons, read-aloud time, and our evening Advent activities.
I was able to step away for the day this weekend. I was invited to go with friends to the resort town north of us staying at their family's place. What a treat! Five of us spent the day just having fun. We met up at the coffeehouse I love and did some Christmas shopping and thrifting. We gathered around for lunch together and more shopping.
Later, we went back to their home for crafting time. I like that. We enjoyed dinner and watched a movie, read Christmas books, painted nails and just generally relaxed and talked.
In the morning I was blessed to see other women studying the Word. We breakfasted and cleaned up together.
A quick trip to a *real* grocery store was nice, too. Our store here in town...lacks. It's better than most towns our size though, I know.
We decorated our Christmas tree Sunday afternoon the boys handing ornaments with me. Fun! I left *most* in exactly where they landed. I had to move a few simply because five ornaments on a branch just pulls it to the floor. ;)
Monday the guys all went "down below" for errands not returning until quite late. My little one and I just hung out together which was a lot of fun. I finished up decorating and tidying up while she napped. Yesterday she and I were gone for several hours as we were invited to coffee. Since the coffeeshop in town closed a few months ago we haven't had a gathering place. Taking Cupcake places is so fun as she just charms everyone. I was the youngest, well, besides Cupcake, by twenty years as usual, but a good time was had by all.
She and I walked to the bank and the post office. Everyone just smiles to see her. I was able to drop off my first Etsy sale at the post office and quite excited about it. (Thank you, Kelli!) We headed off to the Library where the boys were missed. A little more visiting and a few books later, we went home.
Today we awakened to snow, and more on the way. I am thankful we are all together in one place. I may not even go outside today, except for laundry of course. These are just some pictures I snapped around the house this morning. Just some simple touches here and there to brighten these dark, winter days.
May your day be filled with joy and delight. And hot cocoa.