I finally put up the tree last night... just a few more decorations to put in place. Then there's a menu to plan, and presents to wrap and ship... and buy...
This was my contribution to the 12 days of Christmas gift exchange... mug cozies. I had to laugh, though, when I got a couple of emails this morning asking me exactly what they were... one very kind lady said that she loved the birdie a lot, but could I please let her know what it was for so that she could place it on the right thing! I guess I should have put a little note in with it...matchbox by Corbi Beshears
This verse was a good reminder to me today.
"But Mary treasured all of these things, pondering them in her heart."
I often forget to stop and think about why I'm doing what I do, and I forget to treasure the little things in my life. I get myself into autopilot mode, and don't take notice of what's going on around me. So I'm going to make an effort to do that more often.
Today I'm treasuring:
- snuggles from my daughter
- eggnog in tea
- the sound of melting snow
- the smell of cinnamon sticks
- warm slippers on my feet