Outside my window... It is cold! Currently 9 degrees with a wind chill of -8. Brrr!! Thankfully not much snow yet.
I am thinking... about my to-do list for the coming week, which includes homeschool and work, as usual, in the midst of preparations for Christmas.
I am thankful for... a loving Heavenly Father who can be trusted to take care of us.
I am wearing... a typical "homeschool mom uniform"-- denim jumper, sage green long-sleeve t-shirt, and my Lands' End fleece slippers
I am remembering... other Christmases.
I am currently reading... A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
I am hoping... to post the winner of my cookbook giveaway later today. There were a lot of entries to go through! If you haven't entered yet, go ahead. I'll leave it open until I have a chance to post about it.
On my mind... decisions to be made for the coming year.
Noticing that... I am enjoying the Christmas season more now that my children are old enough to take over most of the preparations-- decorating, gift-wrapping, baking.
Pondering these words...
From the kitchen... my daughters made sugar cookies yesterday, with plans to make several other kinds in the next couple of weeks to share with friends and neighbors.Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
Around the house... after a stay-at-home weekend filled with several different projects, the house needs a good cleaning!
One of my favorite things... a giant peppermint stick in my Christmas stocking! This is a tradition "Santa" started when I was a teen. I have continued it with my family. Everybody loves it!
From my picture journal... This little vignette that my youngest daughter set up beneath our Christmas tree makes me smile.