If you were celebrating the holiday yesterday, I hope you were surrounded by yummy food, good company, and lots of joy. We had a wonderfully mellow, but perfectly complete Thanksgiving dinner here with just the five of us which I adored - lots of little helpers, our own old/new traditions, and lots of laughter. And then today, we had another Thanksgiving dinner with a large crowd of family gathered in town. There's plenty of full bellies, sleepy children, and leftovers to be had. I'm happy. And feeling very, very grateful.
And so now, it really IS time, which is of course, so very exciting for everyone. The decorations are at the ready, and the Advent Stocking Garland is going up tomorrow. Speaking of, I have a post over at Kiddley right now about the very thing - ideas for filling the stockings. The timing for writing that post was perfect, as I am just gathering all the goods to fill a months worth of stockings for three babes. Oh my. Lots of the ideas for non-monetarial 'treats' are from your comments in this post from last year, so thank you once again! And thank you to Claire for the invitation to Kiddley!
I kind of snuck it up there in my inspiration list all stealth-like last week, but have you seen who's blogging? My dear friend Bellablue has returned to blogging, and I'm thrilled about that. I get the benefit of gabbing on the phone to her, um, everyday, but now you can peek at her gorgeous photos and hear her insightful words too. And ALSO...Steve! Yay! SoulePapa returns. I'm not sure what he's got up his sleeve for the future (nor is he), but it's completely his own gig, and I can't wait to see what appears there! Hooray for new bloggers!
And since I'm already long down the road of a scattered, random sort of post, I'll use this chance to tell you that I've put a few things up in the Etsy shop. Just a few little bits of things I'd forgotten about and unearthed while cleaning my studio (we don't need to talk about what that means for the state of the rest of the house...or my mind, for that matter) - ordered that were cancelled, the start of craft fairs that were never signed up for, etc. They're all listed at 'sale' prices. I'm hoping to do just one more big update next week (of holiday items for the wee ones!), but will let you know before (and if) that happens.
Okay my little ones are all asleep and so I'm headed back to the couch. and the wine. and the leftover cranberry sauce and stuffing. Ah...