Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Currently {December}

Reading: I started my annual reading of Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Solstice. I never get tired of reading it!  

Watching: I watched the first episode of The Great Holiday Baking Show,

and while Mary Berry is still awesome, I agree with most of the reviews: it's a poor quality rehash of the original. It feels like they just grabbed 6 random people off the street and asked:

  • Have you ever baked a cake or cookies from scratch?
  • Can you turn on an oven?
  • Can you leave for England tomorrow?

Knitting:  A doll sweater and hat for my niece for Christmas. And a hat for a family member. After I finish those, I plan to make my niece another Tulip Sweater. She is 9 so this will likely be her last one. 

Anticipating:  Lots of family and holiday fun! My parents are coming in for the weekend to attend our Christmas musical. Then just a few days later we'll hit the road to visit my father-in-law for a few days, then on to visit my parents, my sister and her family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

Joining Carole for Ten on Tuesday: 10 Best Things I Did in November

1. Celebrated my birthday with my husband
2. Had 3 fabulous Thanksgiving dinners - one at work, one we ate out and one I cooked.
3. Started de-cluttering our house. I filled 9 trash bags (tall kitchen sized)!
4. Got a head start on the holidays: Christmas photos cards were ordered, letter was written, labels are printed so we are ready to sign then assemble.
5. Rehearsed for our choir presentation with my husband.
6. Knitted a cute doll sweater for my niece for Christmas.
7. Blogged every day in  November
8. Read a couple of really good books - The Lake House and At The Water's Edge.
9. Did the majority of my Christmas shopping online
10. Made a plan/list for December to make sure I get everything done, which will hopefully help reduce the level of holiday stress.