Good morning & happy first Saturday of the month…of December! Wow. So November is done. How did that happen?! Anyhoo… Welcome to my monthly link-up up with several other bloggers who share a love of chatting and coffee- If you were here with me, and I handed you a mug of coffee, and maybe that cookie that I may have wished that I baked, but really I may not have…well, here’s what I would tell you about what is new with me:
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… That I have lots to do to be “ready” for the holidays this year! No family holiday photos yet. No shopping done yet. Not a one. And to be honest, I am kind of happy to be the slow-poke this year. I feel like I want to do things, when I want to do them…not just because I have always done them a certain way. Choosing to enjoy the season I guess, is making me a little slower. Since slower, means I am sitting on my behind a lot, I have been pinning like crazy and have lots of ideas for what will make some good gifts, when I finally get around to shopping, and you can see them here.
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Maybe soon, I can find a moment to order some of these lovelies up and feel a bit more prepared. I am hoping to hit a few local artisan sales and Etsy shops soon. Love your local!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you…That I just now took down our pumpkins, and put up the wreath outside. We got our tree last night, but in our house, we always let the branches drop for a day, before we decorate. So today will be a decorating day…and also a 2nd Thanksgiving! My beautiful cousin is coming over so I can have an excuse to make her dinner- and we agreed on another turkey with all the fixings! I am not sure the kids will love this, but I never got leftovers, and she never got leftovers, so this is officially our “Left-over do-over.” Cute.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… how hard Karma is coming back like a boomerang to hit me square in the face. These tweens of mine are sucking the life-blood out of the house, and the littles are sick of all the noise. They literally covered their ears more than a few times this past week, from all the yelling, and it is real, and it’s not good. Why do the tweenies have so much drama?! Holy hormones. My dear scha-sizzle. I have been trying to foster some good-fun to counter all the craziness, so we’ve been doing some one-on-one time, some movie nights, and some extra snuggles at night. I am not sure it’s working, but I get to remember how nice they can be and they remember that they don’t hate me, all the time. Oy.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you…That thankfully, the magic of this time of year, can kind of counteract the maddening nature of my household. All this fun: the piney smell of this tree, the Hanukkah candles, the Christmas ornaments and decorating, the parties with friends, visits with family, cookies to make (and to eat), and all the other fun little traditions to share with the kids. I just love this part. My kids have been indulging in the Christmas specials on television too, which are so fun. I love some of these movies, so much, and all these little parts create the magic of the season that help us all remember the good stuff. It is just wonderful.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you…That I have been totally motivated to follow along with some other very motivated peeps this week for the #WinterChill workout challenge with Lucie @. It is getting me moving every day, and I am also moving for a squat/ab/water 30 day challenge with Diatta at #getabsandsquats @FemmeFitaleFitClub. These ladies are keeping me going, and I tell you…just like parenting, it “takes a village” sometimes to get me getting up before dark and into the cold! I thank them all!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you…That I am so glad and thankful to have you reading this, and I hope you will share what you are up to too~ I am looking forward to lots of great info to share with you this month, including a giveaway, a discount, and lots of recipes! Happy Saturday!