Believe it or not, it is time for 2023’s final Currently post where I join Jen’s link-up and enjoy seeing what everyone is “currently” doing. This one is, of course, rather holiday inspired which is great but I do have a feeling the pressure is going to be on once I read what everyone else is wrapping. I’ve just started with the shopping – as in , just started on Monday! – and have not even thought about the wrapping. Yep, feeling the pressure already! What better way to ease the pressure than sit here in front of the computer and read my favorite blogs!! That should help:) Oh well. Wrapping aside, let’s see what else is “currently” happening around my house, and, you can see what everyone else is doing at the link-up found here. Currently, I am
loving – that the decorations are all in place and, in my opinion, they look the best that they have in years. I purged quite a few things last year and still did not use “every little thing” this year. I just put out our favorite things. And I only saved/used things that complimented our house – if that makes sense. Not all of the Christmas colors look good in my home. Not every little cute thing in the store will look cute once I put it in my house. It has taken me longer than it should have to figure this out but I think we now have things that not only make us smile (and have sweet memories) but that look nice as well. Maybe that doesn’t matter to anyone else but, personally, I’m loving it:)
I’m also loving: outdoor lights that are still going strong (after one week, we typically have one strand right in the middle of things that decides to quit); (new) neighbors who have decorated their house this year (our old neighbors were quite the scrooges at Christmas time); Christmas music videos on YouTube; and how the house twinkles every night when we turn the tree (and other) lights on!!
gifting – to no one especially new this year. Truthfully, our list gets a bit smaller each. Not exactly sure why and maybe I am just imagining it….but we do have the new girlfriend added to our list this year and that is fun!! I haven’t exactly settled on what to give her and would certainly enjoy any suggestions:) I also want to do something for the new (aforementioned) neighbors. No wide open spaces in our neighborhood and neighbors are, well, close. Having “good” neighbors is a blessing and we are really happy to have the new folks next door!
wrapping – like I mentioned, not much. Yet. But I am curious how many of you wrap your gifts in matching paper and/or with a theme? Just curious. If you do, I would love to know what kind of theme you are using….or have used in the past. Do share.
hoping – all goes smoothly for the rest of the month. And on Christmas Day. Trying to manage expectations. Not just my own but the families’ as well. December has always been a “tricky” month for us – even before grief entered the picture. Challenging holidays go way back in my family. Sigh. Of course, I do my best to stay focused on Christ and the true meaning/joy of Christmas….but there is a lot that comes along with that. Enough said.
attending – the Pops Festival Orchestra performance tomorrow night. It is our annual family outing and my personal favorite. The others enjoy it but I’m not sure everyone would claim it as their favorite but they indulge me every year:) I love a good “pop orchestra.” As in, love it! I dance in my seat. I sing along in my seat, and I can even help conduct in my seat. Yes, my family has to indulge me. LOL It’s going to be fun!! We have a few other things (well, several) we are attending but this concert is the one that really gets me excited….and all Christmas-y!!
Which event gets you Christmas-y? I hope that your wrapping is ahead of mine and that December is going well for you. Thanks for reading. I hope you will come back on Monday!