We have been busy and I am sure you have.
I saw this video on knitting a scarf with your arms. I showed my daughter, and she thought we would just end up tangled, and she did not want to injure her piano hands. Smart child! But it really was interesting to watch!
Hanging a wreath is simpler.
I had hoped to write this post sooner, so I apologize that it's a few days late,
because I have some special links.
Here's something that is enjoyable. My daughter loves Jacquie Lawson's animated Advent calendar every year. I in turn, give one to my niece, and it is only four dollars, and it provides so much enjoyment. Even if you have more than one child, each child can open the doors or play the games on just one calendar as many times as they like. Adults even enjoy her calendar!
We also love Professor Carol's daily advent e-mails. She is offering the letters free.
My daughter took a music history lecture with her a few years ago after she finished her home study course.
We also love our special advent tree.
I place a bible verse, an ornament, and a candy inside each door. Some days have activities for example, St. Nichlas's day and St. Lucia's Day.
Even my daughter gets involved in the decorating.
I found that she made this delightful display with a rabbit that my mother sewed her.
There is my porch's chalkboard. It says, "Come in... Come in! and know me better, Man!"
The quote is from the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and we read it every year. The little sketch is suppose to be my daughter with her Ikea lantern. The clogs are from when she use to dress as Heidi, and they have goats on them.
New readers might not know that I made the white wreaths.
And the The little trees are from Ikea; live trees should not be planted in our climate.
My daughter and I feel so sad for the pine tree when we see one in the low desert.
That's ice coffee on the library table,
but tomorrow is going to be so cold that we might have to turn on the heat!
Maybe we will bake these cookies one afternoon. We have our own ginger cookie recipe, but they don't work with cookie cutters, so I want to try this recipe.
I have a list of children's Christmas books that I want to find and share.
Do you have a favorite?
Oh, and if you love cats you have to see this short. There are two videos: one is a commercial, and the other is how they made it.
From my kitchen, I shared my tomato soup recipe with some unusual ingredients.
I love soup when the days are cooler.
I almost forgot, Happy last night of Hanakkuh to friends!