Today I spent the day cleaning and tidying up after the crazy decorating yesterday. There has been such a whirlwind of activity lately that I find myself not taking time to appreciate the days. Need to slow down and focus on the important stuff.
- My December Daily picture and journal entry will be a photo of my Santa collection and the story of how I came to have such a collection.
- This picture is my entry for the iHeartFaces Photo Challenge. Today’s topic was “A burst of red”. One of our neighbors has a couple of redwoods in their front yard and they always decorate with ornaments. I found this really striking this morning on our walk.
- For “Journal Your Christmas”, today’s journal prompt is about remembering what is truly important this Christmas. This prompt came at a great time. The decorating, gift giving, and extra activities are fun, but rest and reflection is incredibly valuable as well. As I unpacked my nativity set, I came across a piece my mom gave me years ago and it brought tears to my eyes. A wonderful reminder of focusing on the truly important.
- 25 Christmas movies. Mike and I watched “The 12 Dogs of Christmas”. All I can say is if they ever need someone to direct a musical of “The 12 Days of Christmas” using dogs, I’m your gal! That’s 78 dogs for those doing the math.
“You know Ellie and I are okay with a few dogs for the occasional visit, but 78! Do you know how long it would take you to make that many dog beds?”