It's mid-November and it's time to check in with a random post on what's going…
I always love reading Right Now posts when you all write them and I haven’t shared one since October. It’s high time to talk about what’s going on Right Now.
Planning: cookie baking! One week from today I will pack up my Kitchen Aid, lots of sugar, butter, eggs and chocolate, and I will head to Doreen’s for our annual cookie baking extravaganza. It’s a tradition we started a few years ago and I look forward to it in a really big way.
Watching: Lots of Christmas movies! There are the corny ones on Hallmark but then there are our favorites like Love Actually, Christmas with the Kranks, Christmas Vacation, White Christmas and more. There’s always something good to watch right now, it’s an embarrassment of riches!
Reading: The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Listening to: Christmas music. Of course. (More about this on Thursday, I think.)
Adoring: all the Christmas lights. We’ve got twinkle lights year round at our house but now we’ve also got our big Christmas tree, our bedroom Christmas tree, a few miniature trees scattered throughout our rooms, plus greens with garland on the mantle, over the bay window in the kitchen, and around the doorway between our dining room and living room, and lots of battery operated candles, too. It’s cozy and charming and I feel so peaceful when our home is all aglow.
Knitting: a hat for Dale. For the 2nd time because once again I knit a hat that was too big. I don’t get it, I even checked gauge this time!
Shopping: for Jackie. It’s so fun to pick out toys that I think he will love. Everyone else these days gets money. Oh, and the privilege (hahaha) of a family vacation to New Hampshire in February.
Learning: about bullet journaling. I’ve been journaling regularly for the past 3 years and I’ve always used a lined Studio Oh journal. But Passion Planner recently did a kickstarter campaign for a new Passion Planner Daily and I ordered 4. I also signed up for an online class on bullet journaling so I’m excited about starting 2020 with this new way of documenting my days.
Remembering: my parents on their wedding anniversary. My mom married my stepdad 48 years ago today. I was 6 and insisted that I was a bridesmaid and not a flower girl. My nana made my dress and it was tiffany blue and I was so excited about being in a wedding.
Loving: this magical time of year. Even with the hustle and bustle, the commitments and shopping and tasks, it’s still a glorious time and I’m doing my best to slow down and enjoy each moment.