found this bloom today. cheery.
seriously, how does it know it is christmas time?

baked all the cookies.
cleaned the house.
got through a week of work.
and now i'm waiting for new mexico to get here. and every time I hear a car door, I get up to look.
so i'm not sitting still.


some dusty snow. helping the outdoors look as cold as it was.

tis the time of year to wish I had a wood-burning fire to keep warm by.
and to enjoy warm wool and hot cups of coffee. having reasons to warm up the oven and bake.

and I loved this shelf of winking & smiling santas.

I think I'm done with finding presents. so now I can just try and appreciate the sentiment of the season. a time to gather & a time to give. with hopefully little drama & chaos.