i’m the only one in the house that still has mine.  other than chewy. 

ugh.  i don’t want to be sick.  

but it’s coming.  

you know that feeling?  when your head hurts, your tonsils (glands) hurt,  you start to feel achy?  

that’s me.  

that’s now.  


i did have a good saturday.  i made a blanket for someone’s bday.  (can’t say who, in case they read my blog) 

slept till noon, although i hadn’t planned on it.  

sorted through photos and supplies for a scrapbooking job i’m doing.  anxious to get started on that next week. 

had hoped that my order from papertreyink would arrive today, but it didn’t.  guess it will be here monday.  


on to traditions.

advent calendars. 

marking the beginning of december.  the big countdown to Christmas. 

(i’m not talking that actual “advent”, just the playful countdown till the 25th) 

i love the Christmas SEASON.  not just the 25th, but the entire time from thanksgiving to the 25th of december. 

i love the hustle & bustle.  i love the weather.  i love the shopping.  the planning.  the list-making.  the baking.  the music.  the decorations.  the snow.  the thinking of others.  secrets.  surprises.  anticipation. 

ALL of it.

so, ever since nick was little, we have always had a fun advent calendar for him to countdown the days.

whether it was the lego or playmobil ones, opening a small toy each day…leading up to the completed scene (toy) at the end of the countdown. 

or just a calendar with little doors to open and read, there was always something.  just for him.  

obviously, at age 14, legos & playmobils aren’t so cool. 

last year, we didn’t have any and it just seemed sad.  a small tradition that was missing from the season. 

so this year, when i saw this one, i thought it was perfect!  i could decorate it and fill it with things that are age appropriate.  just a little something to add excitement to each day in december.  AND it could be reused each year.  another added bonus.  ali edwards made an awesome one last year and posted it on her blog.   i love her idea also!  

well, all of this talk about the holiday season—i can’t wait!!!!

but enough for now.  i think i will go put some cozy jammies on and sink into bed. 

what’s one of your favorite traditions?  leave a comment! 

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