Wow. Like so many others, I find myself saying, "how is that possible?".
I remember a theory someone told me once; that because each year is a smaller fraction of our life, it seems to go faster...(or something like that. Anyone know what I'm talking about?) Anyway, it sure feels like it's accurate to me. I'm getting too old because the years are going by too quickly.
Making stuff, and moving piles around...
Being wowed by the sky - and loving the rain (even though we really need a new roof).
As always, lots of iphone photos. Even more now, since I'm documenting our December. I really appreciate how doing the project motivates me to capture what's going on around here in a more focused way. Like this shot I took the other day of the table I was about to monopolize with December Daily stuff:
I need to take an after photo, which is still what it looks like now - pretty much the entire surface is covered. I have an issue with horizontal surfaces and excel at filling them up. (I spent an hour last night cleaning off the "game table" so we can begin our annual puzzle fun. Cursing myself for my lack of putting-away-as-I-go behavior.)
I also like that December Daily gives me a determination to keep creating, even though there are so many other things to do. At a time when so many other to-dos are fighting for a space on the list, crafting just because I want to seems a little indulgent, but crafting because I'm documenting our December seems less guilt inducing for me.
This cutie pie finished finals and made it home this weekend. As always, we all love having her home (after that initial re-entry adjustment phase that is). ;)
Dugie is always so happy to have Ali home. (Sharing the parental focus certainly doesn't hurt).
We had lots of fun Saturday night playing games. This one was a new favorite. And this one is going to be in a stocking here this year. I'm excited, we love games. A realtor had dropped off a box of chocolates thank you gift at the door and the kids were only too happy to dig in. They both love it. My husband is a very healthy eater, so he never wants any, and I don't like chocolate, so it's all theirs. They get so excited about it, it makes me wish I did like it. Games and chocolate, a good Saturday night.
Before studying for finals put an end to the fun.
I know I'm biased, but seriously, how cute is he in his glasses?!?
Holiday baking is always a tradition. These are sugar cookies with food coloring. Yum. I might have just eaten a few for breakfast actually...don't tell the healthy husband!
Here, yesterday. Lights being put on the tree, studying for this week's finals, reading for fun, the puzzle picked and waiting for the table to be cleared, furniture and things moved out of the way for the tree and not given a new place yet, a tree skirt patiently waiting to serve it's purpose, and lots of other messes of everyday life. Looking at this photo, I wish I would have straightened up first, but it's what is really going on. As soon as I'm done with this post I am going to straighten the pillows, fold the blankets, straighten the books at least. Unless I forget and move on to something else of course.
One more sky shot taken last week. It's really been taking my breath away lately.
And now you're pretty much caught up on what's been going on around here. Even though it's the holiday season, it's still pretty quiet and calm and the hustle and bustle of the holidays hasn't set in. I'm still not feeling in the spirit. I guess I'd need to go out into the world for reasons other than to chauffeur, but I just don't want to. I might just get away with it too...I'll keep you posted.
Happy December 15 to you!