We had two snow days this week! Highly unusual for the week after Thanksgiving.
Spotted this dove at twilight last Saturday, the night before our snowstorm.
I like snow days. It’s a nice break from routine.
Our Snow Days:
Pretty sure it might qualify as a #myfamilyisweird submission on Jimmy Fallon but I like that instead of doing normal things like sledding and building snowmen, my husband and younger son do things like this:
I did kindly request perhaps a color other than yellow for next time…
The nighttime fireworks were pretty on the snow.
Other than a few steps outside to snap some photos, I’ve stayed inside doing things like baking cookies, laundry (blah!), and setting a pan of water on the stove to put some moisture back in our dry indoor air.
I used soon to expire clementines, cinnamon, and a handful of cranberries in my water.
It’s always good to occasionally break from routine.
Sometimes, it’s also nice to stop and reflect. Despite my anxious desire to pull out all things Christmas, my boys insisted we wait until December.
It meant putting away all the fall decorations and enjoying a pause between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I could have decorated anyway but I heard a hint of wisdom in their words. Honestly, it feels nice to have a bit of downtime between the two.
Of course, I still watched Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday night. It’s my favorite! And did a bit of Cyber-Monday shopping. Who doesn’t like deals? Free shipping is my goal always. Finally, PBS offered a shipping deal worth my time so I could order my oldest a Bob Ross Christmas ornament. He likes to watch Bob Ross. My late mother would have loved that!
However, the only Christmas decoration out in our home at the moment is my U.S. Capitol Tree Ornament, treated myself when I visited the tree. My new plan is to give the house a good cleaning before decorating.
Saturday is December 1st and it will be time to decorate! Already anticipating pulling out my Advent calendar (just a wooden block change the date one), the greenery, the tree, the ornaments, and enjoying the quiet glow of Christmas arriving.
When do you decorate for Christmas?
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