I'm trying to slow down just a bit so I don't make myself crazy with everything that I think needs to be accomplished.
I'm trying to forget about how long it took to get the tree up on Friday.
(I had to run to the store to get a new star because I forgot that our old one was tossed last year because it quit working. Then when we all got home and put that up, half of the lights decided they were not going to work and we made another run to the store just to get lights for the tree. You don't want to know about the hissy I was having over making another run to the store. I even asked members of the family if they were creating these issues just so they didn't have to help with the tree. I did get very funny looks with that question.)
I was smiling when I walked by and took notice of my favorite little snowmen sitting in their sleigh next to the gingerbread house.
I love my homemade decorations.
I love my glass ornaments so much that I have to stop and look at them when I walk by the tree.
I'm now enjoying Christmas music for the season. I was a bit put off by the local radio station who started playing the Christmas music before Thanksgiving. The girls were sneaking up to their room and shutting the door just so they could listen without me saying "it's not even Thanksgiving yet for Pete's sake!".
I'm getting really close at finishing the first gift quilt for the girls. Hopefully the hand quilting will be finished tonight so that binding can begin tomorrow.
I also updated the baked oatmeal recipe with a new addition that we tried from a suggestion by Glenn. It makes the oatmeal even better!
I'm very giddy over how much sewing and crafting the girls are doing the last few days. It makes my heart sing to see them digging around in the craft room and doing such a great job on all their creations.
I'm just glad today is continuing to be a great day!