Here I sit with my Caramel Drizzle coffee and my bagel, wondering what exactly I should talk about today, you know when you have so much on your mind but yet you can't put two thoughts together? Maybe I'm on overdrive and need to slow down, as a matter of fact, I'm going to ask you all out there, if anyone has the ability to freeze time, could you maybe, possibly, pretty please, use it?
See I'm not ready for Christmas and it's in less than 3 weeks. I'm nowhere near done with the gifts, I haven't finished sewing and knitting and I haven't even begun the baking. Where will I find time for everything?
And to top it all off, I can't seem to stop adding more things to the list, like my Care Package that I'm mailing off to the unit of soldiers overseas. But you see to me there's things that take precedence, things that should be made priorities, because I'm here, I'm at home with my family and food around me and not facing danger, and these soldiers are not. So they come first!
Yesterday I sent note to Jasmine's fourth grade teacher and asked if she would be interested in helping me out, asking the children to write a small letter or note that I could include in the package. She was SO thrilled to be involved and made it the day's lesson, when Jasmine came home from school she brought a stack of letters and handed them to me. I sat at my desk and read them and cried and smiled and felt this tremendous love for these little children, their innocence shined through but in such a special and sweet way that literally brought a lump to my throat.
So that's what I did yesterday and now I have to finish off the package and mail it. It may not make it exactly in time for Christmas but it will be there shortly after.
Now let me show you what our sunset looked like last night, it was absolutely gorgeous.
I could sit out there for hours just watching the sky colors change, the beautiful shift from daytime to nighttime. It brings this sense of peace that no matter what kind of a day you've had, you are able to slow down and take in the big picture.
And speaking of big pictures, I turned on all the outside lights yesterday and saw this sad sight....I mean......what to do? Leave them or replace everything? I say LEAVE it, and act like you didn't see anything LOL
This is what's on my agenda for today:
- Bake Monie's Apple Cake (recipe to follow on the food blog)
- Get the ground beef out for tonight's Flaky Beef pie (recipe will also be up later)
- Make the Crayon Rolls for the kid's gifts
- Wrap a few more presents
- Iron and put away 2 loads of laundry
- Make Jasmine's Acorn Bookmark for Christmas
- Pay bills
- Sweep and Mop floors
Here's what's on tonight:
|The Polar Express||Disney||Dec. 5, 12pm|
|Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas||ABC||Dec. 5, 8pm|
|Moonlight & Mistletoe||Hallmark||Dec. 5, 9pm|
|A Grandpa for Christmas||Hallmark||Dec. 5, 11pm|
|Scrooge||TCM||Dec. 5, 12am|