It's been kind of cloudy these past few days, but when I open my front door, I see this ::
That makes me happy!
The weather is frigid up north (stay warm, my friends!), and that arctic blast will make its way to North Texas by Saturday night. My little one's new winter coat arrived just in time! (I got a GREAT sale price & free shipping on Hannah Anderson right after Thanksgiving.)
Thank goodness everyone else has a coat that still fits!
I am thankful for ~
* a warm and cozy house
* daughters who love to bake
* finals week almost over
Another in the Mistletoe series ::
BTW, Hallmark channel has these in movie form, but the books are SO much better!
I am praying for ~
Honestly? For all the "snowflakes" out there who need to put on their big girl panties and grow up. The election is over. Get over it. All of the safe spaces I hear about on college campuses, really? How about they walk in the shoes of a Coptic Christian. Being so self-absorbed, they probably do not even know what has happened to the Coptic Christians this past week. Those are true victims who need safe spaces. Lord, have mercy on our country.
From the school room ~
Two of my students finished up on finals last week and two will finish up this week.
The semester went so quickly!
Art:: She's the only one who has time for art these days. :)
January's feast day celebrations I'm planning on celebrating at home - Epiphany and St. Thomas Aquinas
Around the house ~
* There's a hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and gift wrapping going on.
* Christmas shopping is this close to being complete.
* Christmas music is being played.
* Christmas lights are twinkling.
* Christmas candles make everything smell so so so good!
My favorite ::
I use to purchase mine direct from Village Candle, but I purchased the most recent one on Amazon Prime (free shipping)!
* Of course there's a letter to Santa! (She's the only one who wrote a letter this year.)
From the kitchen ~
Miss Mabel tried a new cookie recipe, and it is a keeper! Think cranberries and white chocolate chip morsels. (Recipe coming soon ;)
I am listening to ~
* the hum of the furnace joined by the sound of the humidifiers.
Coming down the pike this (past) week and this weekend ~
Sunday - Christmas pageant practice (Stan is Joseph!)
Monday - Basketball practice
Tuesday - Feast of St. Lucy (Go see Christmas light.)
Wednesday - Kids' choir practice
Wednesday - Ballet
Friday - Ballet rehearsal
Friday - Alter boy training
Saturday - Christmas ballet
Saturday - Dads night out
One last photo to share ~
Miss Ester and Miss Mabel went to see The Nutcracker ballet at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth last Saturday with friends. They had an amazing time soaking up all of the Christmas sights and sounds of city.
(My friend snapped this shot of the girls before they left for the ballet.)
Wishing you continued joy and peace during this third week of Advent.
~ Patty ~