Mandatory quiet day at home due to sickness. Poor little Lydia had her 3rd birthday yesterday complete with a visit to the doctor and a diagnosis of pneumonia! We were concerned about her lingering fever and were very thankful to find out what was going on and that the antibiotic is already helping her!
Maybe we have had too much going on? Putting our house up for sale, hosting a cookie exchange, enjoying out-of-town relatives, taking in a performance of "The Nutcracker", celebrating said birthday, etc. It's all wonderfully busy and lovely.
So, a slow day or two at home is much needed and appreciated. We have been catching up with school and enjoying the making and eating of some Christmas cookies. Last minute orders for my products have been filled with more things stocking the shelves (need anything?) perfect for gifts to family and secret pals.
The kids have been enjoying the Advent/Jesse tree - we are only a few days behind. Now my two older children are starting to remember some of the elements of Advent from the past year or two.
On a lighter note (my keeping it real theme): we have our water shut off for the next 24 hours! I'm wondering why we picked this week to get our well repaired! Nothing like seizing the moment, right?
I hope this week finds you slowing down a bit and enjoying your surroundings with all five senses. Cheers! Now, I think I filled the tea kettle before the water was turned off; time to make something warm.