Did you realize that it’s 10 days until Christmas?
Wow. Where does the time fly? The next thing you know, it’s
gonna be New Year’s Day!
That. Is. Insane.
We’ve had our first big snow.
I’m actually pretty sad that I haven’t played in it ONE BIT. (Well, I did slip and fall in it when taking pictures, but that doesn’t count…) That is so not like me! (The playing, not the slipping and falling. That’s par for the course.)
- I offered to have a snowball fight with Mr. Right, but he turned me down.
- I’m the mom who likes to go down the hill in the sled and make snow angels. Both kids have been too busy.
- I didn’t feel like doing it all on my own… unless I could go skiing. That’s an individual sport anyway. :)
Maybe I can remedy one of these scenarios with the new snow that is to come tonight.
In the meantime… The Girl and I are going to bake up a storm today! This is the part of Christmas that makes me smile like crazy. I love getting in that kitchen with her and making a big old mess as we chop, stir, laugh, sing and figure out how to make a recipe our own.
Then, as we’re sacking them up to give away, we always talk about who should get what because of their personalities or likes. We both adore handing out these goodies because a) people know we can cook and b) they know that we took the time to show love for them in a small way that we knew how.
For a “welcome to our floor” potluck at work yesterday, I made (up) Gâteaux de Chambord, a delicious chocolate cake with a chocolatey Chambord drizzle over the top. Of course I made it hoping that others would be wowed with my mad skillz, but really, when I created it, I was thinking, “This really is love in food form! I made this little bit of deliciousness for them with my own two hands.”
And I think they did because I had quite a few single me out to thank me for the cake and for making their first day on the floor so heartfelt and warm.
See? Food says a lot without you’re having to say a word.
I’m pretty sure that The Boy will be drawn into the baking foray because he has been really stoked about using the Ninjabread Men cookie cutters that he got for his birthday. He’s excited to share his humor with his friends too. I’m wondering what his teachers will think when they get their cookies…
Tonight we’re going to a Christmas party! I’m so excited because it’s our only invite and the it said “Dress Up” on the invitation. I have a dress just for the occasion, but now I’m wondering if it’s too dressy. I take those kind of directions to heart! Well, if I’m entirely overdressed, then I’ll handle it. I’ve been the center of attention for MUCH odder things. I’ll handle this one too. Poor Mr. Right though… He’s dressing up too and he’s not so quick to accept that kind of attention if I did err on the over-the-top side of things…
Tomorrow, I will wrap all the presents that I bought last week and just stuck in a closet. I have a few small things to get, but really, I’m done. That’s a nice feeling.
Monday is the Christmas concerts for both kids. The Boy just told me that his concert starts at 4 PM, which is nearly impossible for a working downtown parent to get to, but I texted my boss to ask if I could leave early by an hour and she immediately replied in the positive! Hopefully I’ll make the concert in time. At least he knows that I’m trying! He was pretty happy when I told him that I was intending to make it! After his concert, The Girl has two performances. It’s going to make for a long night…
I hope that you’re finding joy in your Christmas season. May God cover you with a blanket of peace and contentment as you enter this time of hope and love! And may you find a treat or two that makes you smile.
And remember, when you’re debating as to whether or not you should have that homemade cookie, it’s good to put love in you. It does a body (and a heart) good!