Clothing myself in: Still in my jammies.
Around the house: I finally steam cleaned the kitchen carpet. It looked better for a few days. We add to our Christmas decorations each week in Advent. This Sunday our Christmas tree will go up. The kids look forward to the new decorations each week.
The kiddos: All are doing well. Jude will finish up with TaeKwonDo Monday until next month. It is always nice when he has a break. We have enjoyed taking the kids to some holiday events. We have enjoyed a fireworks show and lights at the local botanical gardens the past few weeks.
In the kitchen: On the menu: Tuna Noodles, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Parmesan, Tacos, breakfast. Baking this sweet bread today for St. Lucy’s feast day. Also making some mini cheesecakes for a recipe exchange tonight.
Crafting: Annika’s Christmas dress is done and I have started sewing a skirt for myself. Annika picked out the purple sparkly fabric.
Learning: We are having a good school week. Jude is doing much better with a positive attitude after Jason and I both talked with him. Annika’s reading is improving all the time and she really is enjoying the books I have picked out for her at the library. Working on Jude reading books other than Star Wars, he seems to be enjoying the couple of books I have picked out for him. I have been using the booklists on this blog to choose the kids books.
Bringing me joy: looking at Christmas lights with the kids, our daily Advent activities, seasonal baking, seeing the children open their books that St. Nicholas brought them last week. I love how excited they get to see one another open their gifts.
Thinking about: The new year ahead and starting my new business. I finally feel ready to launch and I am excited. I celebrated my 37th birthday and have been thinking about enjoying the blessings before me everyday.
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