I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We did - it has been so nice to have a little time together as a family this past two days without so much of our usual bustling around.
Yesterday, the girls did a lot of schoolwork, but at a reasonable pace. We nibbled on leftovers all day. I took down the remaining autumn decorations and took a short walk, just long enough to achieve what I am calling the Gardenmind state -very nice.
Lone Star Pa put on some holiday music last night and we put up the Christmas tree and all of the holiday decorations. We got the Advent activities ready. We read a bit of A Christmas Carol and watched an old Rankin and Bass special. It was so nice.
Today there will be the Lone Star Baby's school book fair to attend and more schoolwork for the girls and grading for the grown-ups. Also Girl Scout preparation. I don't know if we can hold on to the sense of pleasant balance - work and family together - of the last couple of days, but it is so, so sweet when it does emerge. I hope it is there for you as well this weekend. Blessings.