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Friday, December 20, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Here are 5 random things rolling around in my head this morning....

1. I wish I could turn today's drizzle into snow. I don't really dream of white Christmases...I lived in Vermont and Michigan's UP long enough to have my fill of snow. But a light sprinkling of snow would be prettier than drizzle. 

2. There is something about the beginning of December that makes me want to buy all new decorations. Thankfully, I have the willpower to resist because by this time of December, I'm so glad have kept things simple. As I look around at our decorations I'm not trying to figure out where or how I'm going to store everything. I know it will all fit into the one storage container we have.

3. I haven't put out all our Christmas decorations this year. I did, finally, get the nativity set out two days ago. Some might think this should be the first decoration to be put out, but it wasn't. I find little figurines and displays to scream "clutter", and when I went to put it out earlier I just couldn't do it. Finally, two days ago, I made room for it and now I'm enjoying it fully. It's ok to a culture that screams "now, now, now"'s ok to wait a bit.

4. I am really looking forward to a break from our school schedule. I have plenty of things on my "to do" list and I'm ready to tackle them, but also ready to just spend hours sitting in a cozy chair reading.

5. I haven't written or given any thought to our annual Christmas letter yet. I guess I've given it some we should get around to doing that. A couple years ago we started sending them electronically because it cut down on the time, cost, and waste of sending them out through the mail. I still have time, especially since once I get it done it can be sent and received instantly!

I'm linking up with A Rural Journal today


  1. Beautiful images and I so agree about the now, now, now thing. Sitting still and enjoying the moment is a lost art these days.

    Thanks so much for sharing at R5F. And Happy Holidays to you!

  2. Beautiful photographs. It's lightly snowing here. I've lived where there's no snow, and also where it snows 4 feet in April and May. The later is way too much snow for me. Most of the time I'm happy with some snow in winter, especially at Christmas time. I guess I've grown accustomed to the four seasons. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. gosh, i hope you will have a easy time figuring out your letter. i know my Mom would go to so much trouble when i was a kid. there got to be a time i would address the cards just to help out. so fun!! she misses me helping her out. so much work. ( :

  4. Our annual Christmas letter is one thing we are not doing this Christmas. Kind of strange since I enjoy putting it together. We do a fun quiz or mad lib each year, maybe next year. And we are doing things pretty simple around here too this year. Love your photos and your random thoughts :)