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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ten on Tuesday (ish) | Making Lists. preparations are in high gear around here. Not that you could tell if you happened to catch a glimpse inside my house today. It was my last Tuesday with Charlie until next year (which really means just a one week break but still) and I took full advantage of snuggles

and tree tempting

and blocks (captured late this afternoon, after I finally managed to forage all the pieces from under the sofa and kitchen cabinets ... and put them back neatly).

We also read all the holiday books under our tree (there are only four and his favorite is still the Little Blue Truck, but I think the Too Many Mittens is gaining ground and I might hold it out through "winter" just so we can enjoy it a few more times).

Mindful about Carole's prompt and all the things I'm looking forward to next week:

1. no alarm

2. binge-watching TV (not sure yet what show(s) that will be... that's in Sara's court)

3. extended family time (snuggling on the couch with Sara!)

4. lunches out

5. knitting and reading (I still have three Christmas books from last year that I haven't opened)

I can't help but focus on my must-do's for the next two days:

1. grocery shopping

2. wrapping gifts

3. cleaning up

4. cranberry cheesecake (Christmas dinner dessert; I haven't made it in at least ten years, but I promise, if it turns out, I'll share the recipe)

5. blocking Tokyo (yep, the knitting is done and the ends are in...and maybe there will be a bit more light tomorrow morning so I can see to weave in the wires).

Hope these last few days before the Big One are treating you well... and that you saw more light today. We didn't have much light outside, but thankfully, my house was plenty bright today!

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Blogger Carole said...

Dale woke me with a kiss this morning and said, It's Christmas Eve Eve! Down to the wire now, Mary. Good luck finishing the things on your list and here's to the downtime that comes on Friday!

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015  
Blogger margene said...

Enjoy your first Christmas of wonder with Charlie! You're all going to be in awe over his delight!

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015  
Blogger Honoré said...

Looks like you have it all under control with lotsa downtime built in. Cool! Congrats on the end of the Tokyo project! And seeing Charlie's blocks reminds me to tell Santa to bring some of those, too (here I come Amazon!)

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015  
Blogger Penny said...

I'm looking forward to a new year of Tuesdays with Charlie! What a great week you have planned ~ enjoy your time with family and have a piece of that Cranberry Cheesecake for me. :) Oh, and I can't wait to see your finished Tokyo!

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015  
Blogger Lydia said...

One batch of cookies to make tonight-then I'm done. I survived a trip to Trader Joe's to get Christmas Day appetizers. Hopefully lots of knitting over the next week, so I'll have an empty basket to start 2016.

Wednesday, 23 December, 2015  

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