All is Calm
|this mini sock pattern is free on my site and on Ravelry|
All is calm....for now. Tomorrow our daughter and son in law arrive as the first wave of family kick off the holiday season. On Monday our son and his girlfriend arrive as the second wave. I'm getting excited but I am embracing the calm days as we approach the BIG day.
Even though I am embracing the quiet, it's been a busy week. I finished wrapping presents, I finished baking all the cookies on my list and my new fridge and dishwasher arrived on Wednesday. A new fridge is a big deal. I have more room than ever and every time I go in for something, I end up rearranging food. We tried our best to eat as much from the freezer as possible - we are still working on that.
The old dishwasher was original to the house and approximately 18 years old. I was correct in that the dishwasher was not cleaning the way it should (yuck). Just thinking of the filth swirling about gives me the creeps. However we are alive and well so I guess it wasn't too unsanitary.
Even though I am caught up on my to do list, I have more to add. Today and tomorrow morning will be cleaning the house. Did I save the best for last? I don't think so. My husband is off for his Christmas break so it's been nice to have him home even though he is working from home still trying to catch up on odds and ends.
|my mom made all the napkins a long time ago|
Ordinarily I wish for a white Christmas, but since my company will be traveling I'm okay with the forecasted green Christmas. I can still wear lots of wool when it's 40 degrees out!
Today I am grateful for:
-all the cookies
-phone calls from the kids
-texts from my son in law as we update each other on our baking triumphs
-Christmas music 24/7
-seeing coyote tracks in my yard - hopefully a pass through!
-the deer who watch me watching them
|my mess is an okay mess|
-getting lost in a good book
-focusing on the positive
-surprising his mother with a flower delivery
-long time gym habits
-black olives and pickles and apples (not eaten together)
-the kindness of others
Are you enjoying calmness? What are you grateful for today?