Milagro Tree from Sundance Catalog

 Wow...can't believe it is December already!  What a crazy year.  I rarely know what day it is OR what month it is.  I'm trying to burn vacation days...a half day here and there, and those fabulous whole days scattered around the weekend.  When we came back to work in mid-May, there was really no place to go or things to do, so it didn't even occur to me to take a vacation.  Now it is use it or lose it time...we can only carry over 80 hours of vacation into next year.

So...what have I been up to?  Not much.  Still prepping for retirement...in this case purchasing things I want/need before I cut the employment cord.  Lots of painting and art supplies, Alabama Chanin School of Making kits, embroidery projects from Dropcloth designs, punch needle and rug hooking supplies, fabric...lots of fabric.  I have serious intentions to make quilts, something I haven't pursued in years.  

All Christmas presents are purchased and wrapped, so I'm ready for our tiny family holiday.  We Thanksgiving-ed in our little pod.  I'm glad that Megan takes all of this COVID stuff so seriously.  I'd rather isolate now so we can be around in the future.

The house is having a good Christmas so far...new carpeting, another robot vacuum, and regular maintenance upgrades.  The garden has been "put to bed"...just last Saturday...just in time for our first snow of the season yesterday.  I'm hoping for a quiet, productive winter.

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar

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