On Day 3 the family worked hard preparing our basement bedroom for a (rent free) tenant to move in this weekend...a fulltime Art student (Talisa) who needs a place to stay for the next 12 months. What a collective work it turned out to be!
Tonight, I gave the kids some zwadi (gifts) as a mid-week treat.
A few, very few of you received holiday cards from me, but that doesn't mean I love you any less...I try to be very personalized in my correspondence by either making the cards by hand or including photographs. But there are only 24 hours in a day and I rarely can carve out a few hours in the month of December to get to my holiday card list.
Here's a sneak peak at one card I made (no two are alike).
Out of three kids concerts, I only made it to one...Jonathan's debut with his cello. Unfortunately, he forgot his music and we had to turn around and go home to get it, so I didn't get a front seat to get any great photos of him in the orchestra. So have no fear...mom recreated the scene (mainly because he's so handsome in his shirt and tie) and made him play his parts when we got home.
I'm a huge fan of live performances. Sometimes the cost is prohibitive with four children, but I was blessed to take six other people with me to see the National Ballet Company performed the Nutcracker right in my hometown. It was fabulous, the youngest member of our group was 4 and an aspiring dancer. What a thrill it was to taker her to the ballet.
Life 's just not busy enough, that I add doing an advent calendar to the December madness, LOL.
This is my first attempt and we'll see how it goes. My goal is to just partake in some low-cost activity, craft or just plain old bible reading in the days leading up to Christmas. I looked up lots of calendar ideas, but thought I'd put that big barrel of socks to some good use.