Today is St. Nicholas Day. Although it is not commonly celebrated in the United States, Joe and I celebrate it. It is sort of a pre-Christmas to us. We give each other little things like candy or travel-size products we use or Christmas socks. Sometimes I bake for it. It's a fun thing that we do with each other.
I am trying so hard to get ready for Christmas. I did so much on my day off yesterday, but there is SO MUCH more to do. How did my house get so messy? If only I could just stay home for the next 19 days I could finish. But instead I have to deal with work. *sigh*
I thought I would show you the few things I got done.
I like to decorate the table you see when you first walk in the door. I bought the candle holder this year and I can leave it up through January. The Santa was given to me by my sister years ago. It's like a ceramic paper bag. I'm getting candy to put into it.
This is the first time I have put a wreath on my mirror. I think it looks great. Why didn't I do this before?
We have been lighting our Advent Wreath all week. It's very special to have Advent devotions during this season.
Tonight I made vegetable soup for dinner. I had gotten some soup greens last week to try it out. It turned out so good and was so easy. I will definitely be making it again.
I am taking Joe to the doctor this morning before I go to work. He was fortunate enough to get an appointment right away. My throat is feeling better although I still have a wicked ear ache. My appointment is for Tuesday, but if I keep improving, I may cancel it. We'll see.
Now it's off to get ready for work. Until later...
High: 45 degrees
Low: 36 degrees
Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.
Sunset: 4:36 p.m.
9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight