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December Arrived

December is upon us and all the craziness that comes with it.  

The shopping.  The decorating.  The baking.  (How are there SO MANY traditional recipes around Christmas more than any other holiday?)  I had a moment Thursday when I realized I hadn't listened to Christmas music.  What!  I immediately pulled out Mike's wireless speaker and played music all day.  A call came in...pause music...take call...play music. I did some yoga for my lunch break to Christmas music. There are only 25 days to enjoy so much music.  Note: personally I recommend Pandora over Spotify for a Christmas playlist you don't want to build yourself.


Mike and I decorated Monday once we were both back from Thanksgiving and just like many other things with moving in together, we have a lot of trees...in a small space.  Extra festive. ;)

Although it did not include stockings.  Mike did not have a stocking and I need to make another tree skirt so those DIYs are coming right up.  Needless to say I was very happy to find my fabric in our storage unit.



I went to the Chriskindle Markt with Karen Tuesday.  #1 it was a warmish day.  #2 it's early enough that it was not packed and we had a lovely time before I needed to rush home for an evening work call.  

Note: this is aside from the part where I got mustard all over myself.  Let me tell you the story.  Karen likes mustard with her pretzels and we got a pretzel.  She couldn't get the mustard dispenser to work so she asked me to give it a try.  I pushed and pushed.  Nothing.  So I pushed REALLY hard and it worked!  By squirting mustard all over me.  Well, I got it working for everyone.  So...random strangers...you are welcome.
we both had rough days, but we love each other anyway...


There's baking on the horizon.  I'm planning on getting some baking for the Christmas parties next weekend done this weekend so it's ready.  Then Karen, Mike & I are getting her tree (because she gets a real one - she's fancy), baking cookies and having our annual Love Actually viewing Sunday.

Mike & I have been going back and forth on hosting a cookie exchange.  We really need to make a decision.  Mike says yes because we wants cookies and I'm just not sure if it's too much.  Hmmmm...

I have a secret santa at work, which we're calling JOYful December that I'm trying to stay on top of.  You have to plan when you work remotely and they're supposed to get something every week.

this is my return label...she probably wouldn't recognize my handwriting, but better to be safe than sorry!
P.S.  Don't forget.  Renegade is this weekend in Bridgeport!

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