Last night we hosted dinner for 15. It seems that when we invite friends that we always have at least a dozen people. Don’t you just love to gather with friends?
The best part of this gathering was that Lowell cooked! That left Joyce, Caity, Emily and I free to peruse my stack of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, discuss recipes and make plans for the holiday season. We have a wedding for a lady in the church, a housewarming/house blessing for us, Thanksgiving, a cookie swap, a progressive caroling dinner, and a Christmas party in the works right now. Add to that our church activities, living nativity, and homeschool activities and we ought to keep ourselves busy through Christmas! Then, we’ll have to see about a New Year’s party!
Usually by this time I have most of my gift plans made for Christmas. This year, I don’t have a one made yet. The move and Lowell being out of work have put me a bit off kilter. So, this week I’m going to start planning. I know that I need to get busy right away. I’ll have cookies to make for sure. I’ve got little helpers for that! I also need to make a list of items I can make with things I have on hand in my crafting and sewing stash. I’m going to make it a homemade, handmade, heartmade Christmas.
Blessings to you!
Thankful for my Lord, my husband, my home, my family, and my friends.