November 28, 2011

The days ...

... We are:

-busy decorating the house for Christmas for the first time since Colin was born: including fresh-cut Christmas tree (you gotta love Ikea!) and exterior Christmas lights. After three years of nagging Kevin to put up lights on the house--and after three years of him not doing it--I just up and did it myself yesterday. I have seriously got to try that more often. (Kevin agrees.)

-listening to Handel's Messiah on high rotation. I find it impossible to be in a bad mood when listening to such beautiful music.

-repeating the Christmas Story over and over at Colin's request while he acts it out with his little Nativity set.

-repeating over and over, "Don't leave that Nativity set on the floor where Archer can eat it!" Hmmm. That Nativity set might need to go back into the attic for another season.

-eating lots of comfort foods as a buffer against the cold days: beef stew with homemade bread, chicken curry with sag paneer, and lots and lots of butternut squash soup and apple pie. I guess there is something I like about winter after all.

-missing the sunlight, but trying to make up for it with lots and lots of candlelight.

What are you up to these days? 

1 comment:

Vicky said...

I'm not putting up my tree yet. I've hardly even started Christmas shopping yet. I'm in denial that christmas and winter are even upon us... What? Its December 1st today! Oh bugger!
I am enjoying lighting the fire again though!