Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Two weeks till the big day!  The decorations are up inside and out.  The weather is telling us it is winter.  The Christmas music is playing in the house and car.  The favorite "Holiday" movies are sitting near the television.  The cards have been sent (early this year).
This old chalkboard hangs on the wall in the entry way.  The greeting on this changes throughout the year.
On the chalk ledge is a tiny strip of wooden houses. This dates back some years.  Made these for a gift shop
and gave as a tiny addition to gifts many years ago.
My idea for the next fourteen days will be to share something each day about what goes on here in preparing for Christmas.  As most families, we have some traditions we try to follow year after year, but it's best to say "nothing is written in stone".  Things change and if there is one thing that I have learned in life is sometimes you need to "go with the flow".

For the past few years I have baked cookies with my daughter and daughter-in-law.  Because life throws us curves, we had to take a pass on that this year.  Next year hopefully we can get back to our marathon baking session.  Because the winter weather is going to be a bit bitter today and tomorrow I have decided to bake ... only a few.

So come by when you can ... I'll be sharing a number of different things with you... recipes, decorations, ideas, thoughts.  It will all lead up to Christmas Day when we will have the "Chicago" area family here at the house.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas Madeline!!