So far this Christmas….

So far this Christmas vacation, I have….

…taken a few naps. On the couch. Wrapped in a quilt. The best.

…wrapped presents, watched Elf, and decorated a few Christmas cookies.

…met Emily for breakfast at the Blue Heron. Her most recent post is exquisite.

…gone running. No more cast for this girl. Not only am I walking, I’m running. I have sparkly visions of races in my future.

…finished a knitting project.

…started reading One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp. It’s beautiful.

…made some really awesome pizzas with the boyfriend for some really awesome friends. And drank too much wine. It’s Christmas, after all!

…made these (recipe forthcoming):

In short, Christmas has been wonderful so far, and we still have a couple more days to enjoy it!

I wanna know: What have YOU done so far this Christmas? Share a favorite or two!

Christmas time is here!

There’s snow on the ground. Christmas records on the record player. The tree is up. There are gift exchanges. Christmas cookies. Choir rehearsals. Family parties. Pilgrimages to the homeland. Happiness.

It’s a wonderful time of year. I really do love it.

We decorated the tree tonight to the sounds of a Christmas Pandora station and the smells of banana bread baking.

I’m putting forth a concerted effort to ooze every minute of enjoyment out of this month. So many years have gone by that I get caught up in the busyness of the Christmas and before I know it, the season has passed me by. Some things that I intend to fully and completely relish in this December:

  • Christmas caroling
  • Gift shopping and wrapping
  • Snowshoeing. I. Can’t. Wait.
  • Baking Christmas goodies
  • Movie watching…lots of movie watching

I wanna know: What are you most looking forward to this Christmas time?