Been keeping busy over here. Decorating. Eating. Planning. Scheming.
Our Thanksgiving was busy and fun and full. What more can you ask? (I do wish I hadn't been battling a head cold, but it's all good now. Have you ever used one of those personal steam inhalers? Heaven. Thanks, Michelle, for letting me borrow yours!)
I'm behind on my November 12 Square block for Jessica (but I know what I'm going to do, I promise!). This week! I have to admit I was relieved when I opened Kristena'sswatches and explicit instructions for a crazy log cabin square. Whew! There are also a few aprons in the works for teacher gifts. I'll share all of it soon.
Also, I just found out yesterday that the spaghetti-strapped dress my daughter (and those of all the girls she knows) is wearing to the Winter Dance is Not Appropriate, so we will also be fashioning more appropriate, wider straps that match her particular shade of purple satin by the end of this week. Does Hobby Lobby carry dress fabrics? I really don't want to go all the way to Joanns for a quarter yard....
This year I buckled and bought an advent calender house thingy. Every year I have grandiose ideas of making a calendar, and reality sets in. So far, I'm planning on notes with things to do, and tiny candy surprises. Nothing outrageous. The girls are not up at the same time in the morning (my poor middle schooler catches the bus at 6:45), so we opened the first door last night after dinner. The note read:
December is a time for rejoicing, memories and sweets,
We are lucky to mark each day
with little surprises and treats.
Here's to a Merry Christmas Season, sweet sisters!
Oh yes, it's corny. But they loved it. Fidget kept putting the note back and reopening the door. See that Santa standing out front? They staged it. Hilarious. Looks like he is trying to decide which door gets the treat.
I picked up this little (tiny! Less then 2 inches) Santa a couple weeks ago while thrifting. I think he's adorable.
Things are in full swing around here. I miss posting so frequently, but I'm trying to keep it all in check. You know how it goes. Happy December, friends.