My way to get through a Holiday Week up to the actual Holiday…in this case Christmas…is to make lists. I have 2 lists going right now…detailed lists that will get us through Christmas flawlessly…hopefully. The lists are fun and just things we think we want to get and stuff we want to do. After all…we will be without a store for an entire day…oh my! So…we are checking our lists…even more than twice! We kind of stick to our traditional menus and traditions. We try to do a little bit of both of our families styles for Christmas Eve. Sometimes we go out to dinner…sometimes we get lobster and shrimp and crab and pierogis. We combine two cultures and have Hungarian cookies and pizzelles for dessert. That’s actually combining three cultures. Over the years we have simplified all of these traditions and it’s still sort of new to us that we stay here for Christmas. It was always my parents house with everyone home. But those days are gone and we are all on our own.
I finished this book…about a missing daughter and what has happened to her family during all of the time she has been gone. Her father has a new family while her mother has totally fallen apart. This book was really really absorbing, sad, and frustrating.
I think I am going to focus on these library books for the next week or so…fantasies and mysteries and ones I haven’t had the chance to read…yet. This is my time for mystery and fantasy. Plus a few days of selfishly reading what I want to read. I love the Flavia de Luce books so much! Such a spunky detective!
Den found my missing red coat! It was buried in a Christmas bin! And I found a new pair of handwarmers that I didn’t take the tags off from last Christmas. Den buys these from the Sundance Catalogue and they are hand knitted…I have a yummy collection of these!
Here is my red coat…just waiting for me and an outing…I have a red beanie, too! I wish it would snow. Oh…I was wrong about the truck…the truck is on another coat I have that is just like this one only not red. How could I forget that? Probably because I haven’t seen my red coat in a long time!
The girls like to be dressed in red for their annual holiday portrait, too! Here they are!
Have a great Wednesday!