Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Yarn Along


There's been some knitting and reading going on the past few days!

I am knitting matching hats for the girls for St. Nicholas' Feast Day. V's hat is finished (and I forgot to get it out for the picture) and Ree's hat is almost finished. I just need to do the decreases and it'll be done!

I also began my last pair of Christmas socks. I have hope that they will be finished in time for Christmas.

Over the weekend I began Stoner. So far it is very good! I am not too far into it though to offer a full review. 

I am also thinking about some sort of reading plan for the New Year. My husband and I were talking the other day about all the classics that I am sure are wonderful, but due to the force reading of them in high school I have bad memories of. I am thinking of picking twelve for 2015 and reading one each month. I may go through this list and possibly this one too in order to pick which ones I want to read. I have a feeling it will be hard to narrow the list down to just twelve! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Morning, noon and night...three little peeks into my day yesterday. Joining Kim

Golden light on this first morning of December 
Morning:: 8:30AM

A few minutes of quiet this afternoon 
Noon:: 2:00PM

Night:: 4:45PM (technically still noon but I'm going with "twilight" we had just finished putting lights on the outside trees!)

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st


December already!

November was so full. I missed this space and visiting all yours. I will be fixing that this month!

But most of my computer time in November was writing for NaNoWriMo. I wrote 50,000 words. It was a wonderful motivating, inspirational and habit forming month. I learned that if I just sit down at the computer then words will come. I cannot guarantee that they will be the perfect words, but for writing a draft, they were good enough.

While doing that there was a first birthday to plan and celebrate. HOW has this first year gone by already? I cannot wrap my head around it!

There was Thanksgiving at my mom's. I made the cracker and cheese turkey, she made the fruit one. We had a fabulous day. And there was so much food left over that we went back down for supper Friday night too!

Over the weekend we enjoyed Daddy being home for four full days, an unheard of event around these parts. (I am very much looking forward to it's repeat at Christmas!) There was slow days of knitting and slowly getting up the Christmas decorations, sipping tea and hot chocolate, a little bit of shopping, a whole lot of Advent planning. My goal for this month is simplicity. In everything. To enjoy the season through the eyes of my girls. They need some art projects, baking cookies, twinkle lights and decorations and they are overjoyed. Simple and intentional are the mantra I will be repeating to myself in the next few weeks.

I am looking forward to catching up with everyone again!