This morning we are enjoying coffee while my 8 year old daughter is baking gingerbread cookies in the kitchen. The scent is intoxicating. Don’t worry, naturally we’ll have to make sure they taste alright as soon as they are out of the oven, right?
Speaking of coffee, I stocked up on good coffee this week. One of the stores I get my groceries at had a bulk deal on good coffee, and I took advantage of that. I love when things like that happen with items that I use all the time, that has great shelf-life. I know have a ton of vacuum sealed, quality coffee at home.
How is your week? Are you ready for Christmas? My daughter have been getting up so early lately that I have struggled to find time to wrap my gifts without her seeing them…well, yesterday I got up at 4am and wrapped them before she woke up. All done now. Santa usually put them under our tree some time after the 22nd, so at the moment they are waiting in my walk-in closet.
Both my kids are on Christmas break now. I still have three days left of work until I get a break. My daughter is going to an after school program those three days. She loves it there, and she spends most of that time doing arts and crafts with her friends. My son started a new school two weeks ago, and have already made some good friends. That makes me very happy. My daughter is stubborn in her decision to continue at her old school next semester. (She had an offer to start a wonderful private school next semester.) I have agreed to let her stay at her old school, even though I would have liked for her to start the school closer to our house (across the street from our house….) She’s been taking the bus to school by herself all of December, and wants to continue doing that. I’m not a big fan of that idea, but since she is doing so great in school, and feel strongly about this, I’ll let her have her way. I’m going to think of the long walks to the bus stop every morning and afternoon as a way to get some exercise on a daily basis.
It’s been a good week at work, and I am very proud of my class, their Lucia performance this Tuesday was the best I have ever seen with children this young (5 year olds.) They were very happy, and so were everyone that saw them. Their parents acknowledged all the hard work everyone put in to make the event happen. The children knew all the songs, and four children that was reading poetry out loud did a wonderful job. All these children have made wonderful progress since I first met them. It’s a great feeling, and a blessing to be a small part of that. The parents were not allowed to be present at school due to Covid, but we had the event filmed, and showcased it on our digital teacher-parent forum. I’ve finished all the reports, evaluations, and other things I need to do at work this semester. I feel content and very happy with my work, I’ve been on top of things, and I know that I have done my very best.
Now I’m looking forward to relaxing at home this Christmas, and it feels OK to not travel anywhere. I really like our new home, and so does both my kids. Seeing them together it’s the greatest happiness I’ve ever felt.
Our new place is turning into our very own a little more by the day. I got some new air purifying plants for the living room, but my daughter decided that she needed them in her room, so I’ll get some other ones for the living room. That’s OK. I got curtains up yesterday, I’ve been waiting for the curtain-rods for some time, but now I have them 🙂 We’ll have plenty of time to taken care of the last details over the holidays. How are you doing? Feel free to indulge in a refill, and another gingerbread while telling me all about it ❤