Another month here and gone, and now we are in December! These dark nights stretch out so long, so early, and we are drawing in, enjoying heartier meals and lots of family time inside for the moment. We put up our tree and love the comfort and joy that it gives us. I am linking up with Anne In Residence for her Currently December post today – let me know what you are currently up to!
Baking: Bread. I am also going to be baking my uncle’s coconut tarts, and my grandma’s Empire biscuits. My friends and I are in the process of planning a Great Digital “Bake Off”. We are picking a date, then in our own homes with our families, making sugar cookies and a Yule Log, and meeting online after each bake to show off our creations. I think it will be fun!
Decorating: The tree and putting up Christmas inside – and outside making Christmas for the neighborhood wildlife. We plan on making bird feeder ornaments and hanging surprises for the birds on our apple tree, cranberry garlands, setting out hazelnuts and peanuts for the squirrels.
Gifting: I have bought quite a few items from my gift idea guides already! This little fox, these wooden puzzles, this bread making accessory kit – and I am thinking of adding a chess board as well, since we have become addicted to chess again after watching The Queen’s Gambit.. (Find my idea lists here –The Stay-at-home Edition Gift Guide, Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids) We are also making a few things as well, cranberry infused gin, cranberry apple jam, and a few other goodies and surprises!
Hoping: The other month our prompt was wishing, and honestly, it’s the same wish… I am sure what everyone else is hoping as well.
Sending: Lot of letters and cards this year, including a letter to Santa, in lieu of visiting Santa. I think I am going to have kiddo send out cards as well, to all his little friends and cousins.
And that is it from me! Stay safe and well everyone.