It just hit me, it is December, the last month of the year. The year is almost over, again. I never get used to it, that feeling that it can’t possible be the end of the year because it just started, right? But it’s cool, I love December and I love me a fresh new year so we are good. Welcome December, I am going to enjoy the hell out of you.
The past week has basically been one big hack fest here at my house. The mr way worse then me, but we both have been coughing up our lungs unaccompanied by feeling like garbage. Being sick had put a slight damper on everything. Bed by 8 (or 7), humidifer on full blast, tons of liquids, and just trying to take it easy. We both would go through the day, doing what we need to do, but not really having much energy to do much else. I did work a little on decorating for Christmas and making our cards, but haven’t really gotten as far as I would like to with those (I wanted them done). I worked at the studio (I cleaned the shit out of the glaze buckets.. cleanest buckets ever), baked a cake, dropped a cake, baked a new cake, and cleaned out the fridge. The mr did some stuff too even though he has been feeling worse. Besides work, he finally hung his collection of old trowels on the wall (not sure I like where they are). He also spent a few days in the basement plumbing and setting up a complicated series of buckets to act as a clay trap for the new sink. That took a lot of research and finding of random pipes and such, all for me (or all so I don’t clog the drain with clay) but still. He is so nice. And having a sink in the basement has been so wonderful. Water without having to drag a heavy ass bucket up and down the stairs. It’s the little things, you know.
Anyway, we have been lame for the most part. No big hikes, no hanging with the littles, a quick dinner with Barb, but that was just pastas and lasted just enough time for her to eat and run away and I did stop by Megans to say hi and get some human interaction, but nothing super exciting. But we on the upswing and getting better, in fact we are getting much better which leads us to today!
Today is the day I have been waiting all year for (or really, the past week). The mr and I are going to hike the mountains and bring us home our Christmas tree!!!!! Per our tradition, we hike into the Green Mountain National Forest, find the finest tree (our taste differ greatly from most) and drag it back to the car. Spend the entire of the hour or so drive home listening to Hanson Christmas album, get giant coffees, and worry the entire way that the tree is going to fly of the top of the car. I am so excited!!!!
Some of that the internet has from the week.
-NPR’s Book Concierge. Our Guide To 2018’s Great Reads. Look forward to this list every year. It is so noes to be able to click on a book and have it give a little blurb. I have and will read a many of these books
-Going to pull some taffy this week (hopefully) Fun Taffy Facts: Its Origins & Why You Pull Taffy
-Geminid meteors peak, and more can't-miss sky shows in December. Always a fan of a good meteor shower.
-I get ladybugs in the winter and always thought it curious. 5 Things to Know About Dealing with Ladybugs in the Kitchen
-Hell yeah, a vegan bodega is a fine idea. This guy knows whats what. Beyond Bodega Bites: This Man Wants More People To Eat 'Vegan In The Hood'
-The older I get the less color I want in my house… This is pretty much what I want my house (and my wardrobe) to look like color wise. A NATURAL HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS.
-The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School. I remember be jealous of the kids that had a lunch visit from parents. But I probably would have thought a regular lunch date a bit strange.
-But what is lunch exactly? Lunch, Explained
And pictures from the week