Hello. Remember me? Last time we met I was in a bit of a fog—7 months pregnant; completely consumed by my art and preparing for my final show. You provided a beautiful respite after my show was up. I think I lazed around for weeks needle-pointing Ada's stocking.
But not this year, December. This year I want to take you by storm. I want to devote a bit of time each day to doing three things:
I know. There are lots of things to keep me busy enough without throwing in festivities and the like, but I'm a bit smitten with you, December, and I want to keep things interesting this month.1. dancing to a Christmas song2. doing something Christmas-y as (per our advent calender's instructions)3. sketching for 15 minutes
|said advent calender|
Truth be told most of those envelopes are still empty (filling more of them is on today's to-do list). Some envelopes just have a little treat in them, others will soon hold a note directing use to an activity of some sort (think ice skating, reading a new Christmas book, taking a walk to see the lights), and others will have scriptures or quotes to read together.
A bit cheesy? Maybe. But I'm actually quite excited to have a reason to do some research on what Christmas events and activities are in the area and actually do them.
I went to the tourist office yesterday and got a 9 page print out—IN ITALIAN—of things to do during the month of December. Guess whose new friend is Google Translate?
Advent Calender Day 1 - Chocolate (we're starting things off simple)