Wow! Can you believe it’s the middle of November already? It boggles my mind how quickly time passes now that I am getting older. It doesn’t help that I am always busy doing something either!
The weather here has not been terribly chilly. The leaves are falling and swirling in the winds that gust through the area. Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is almost here. Of course all the stores had all their Christmas decorations out before Halloween arrived. Such silliness. I was getting e-mails telling me how many days it was until Christmas! Right away it started stressing me out. I thought to myself, this is ridiculous! You can only do so much Carol, so calm down and carry on. One thing at a time. Finish one project and move on to the next. And I am going to try and keep that in my mind too! But this time next month I will most likely be running around like a whirling dervish!
My grandson and granddaughter will be celebrating their first birthday on the 18th of this month. Since they live so far from each other they will not be having their birthday parties together. We celebrated my grandson’s birthday last weekend and will be celebrating my granddaughter’s this weekend. I can scarcely believe they will be a year old already! Little Ollie is walking holding on to objects. It will not be much longer and he will be mobile under his own power. He has suddenly started moving to the beat of music when he hears it too. Little Cassie is pulling herself up and attempting to walk as well. They are both very talkative regardless of whether we understand their language. I can make out that Ollie says Da Da and mom mom but the rest sounds like gibberish. But they are growing and learning and that is the important thing.
I have been making a sweater for Ollie as my daughter requested one for the chilly Autumn mornings. I have been working on it every night for about an hour. I finished it at two minutes to 11:00 p.m. the night before his birthday party. I had thought it was going to be way too big for him but it fits him just fine. I was thankful for that. Now I need to get busy and make one for Cassie. The list never ends!
I have to say that I have already started my Christmas shopping and have started stocking up on flour, sugar, chocolate, etc. for the holiday baking. Hopefully, I will not be running around at the very last minute this year trying to get everything done.
Do you have any holiday traditions that practice every year? If so, I would love to hear about them.
Until next time, take care and remember to help others and be kind to all you meet.