Friday, December 13, 2019

Merry Merry Merry

 Hello holiday merry makers!  December is sailing by, isn't it?  My mama sent me a pattern for a prayer square.  Isn't it nice?  I think it's just for holding, kind of like a clinging cross.  
When I sit, I sit here.  I'm usually surrounded by books, journals, knitting, stickers, pencils, and coffee.  I think I may have a tendency to sit a little too long.
 I've been working on my Advent journal.  It's a "junk journal" by design, but I am filling it with thoughts of Advent.

 I found a recipe for date bread in that Ideals publication.  It was so tasty.  Too tasty.

 The four kids cannot agree about which Christmas troll is theirs.  I like groups of four.  Smile.

 More of my journal. 

 We've had an eventful December with children's theater shows, chorale concerts, small group meeting, Christmas party for Community Bible Study leadership council, and soon we'll have grands about and then Christmas!  Wow!  
This one is completely worn out.  He enjoys many naps and looks adorably cute so he receives boundless love.

How is your Advent coming along?  Have you been baking?  Addressing Christmas cards?  Watching movies?  Taking walks?
Thank you for stopping by!
I am brewing up The Jolly Postman's adventure.  It's going to be very wordy and very sweet.
Merry merry merry to you!


happyone said...

Your chair looks so comfortable!
Sounds like you've had a busy Dec so far.
The bread looks delicious.
Always nice to hear what you've been up to.

Kim said...

I like the thought of you sitting in your comfy chair enjoying all those pretties around you. Your home is looking delightfully festive. By the sounds of it your December is spilling over with love and fun. I am looking forward to those sweet adventures of the Jolly Postman.

Farm Girl said...

What a nice post! I love that prayer cloth. I am sure you will enjoy making those. Your journal is wonderful.
I love those trolls, when I was a kid, I had one, and I spent so many happy hours playing with them.
Your Shelf is wonderful.
Have a lovely day.

Kezzie said...

Timothy has the right idea!!! Rest in Jesus' presence!
Your journal is beautiful- I love your words.
I like your groups of 4!

Kit said...

All so sweet! I too sit a bit too Cards are out. Decorating done, except for tweaking. Baking of sugar cookies tomorrow. Having a lovely season! Glad you are enjoying yourself. 💕 Kit

Granny Marigold said...

I like your cozy spot where you sit surrounded by everything you need, I like your Advent journal too. Will you keep it and add to it next year and the next, etc..?

Henny Penny said...

Timothy reminds me so much of our Dumperoo. I love how they curl those little feet up under their chin. Dumper does that too. Your comfortable place to sit is so pretty. Oh, I could spend the day there.

Between Me and You said...

If only I could get out of my cosy corner on the sofa and get busy with Christmas! I love your tree. I have completely minimised this year and have relegated the 2ft high tree to the landing!Happy weekend to you my fabulous

Betty said...

Hi Karen, lovely to see your post drawing us towards the meaning of Christmas, it encouraged me to slow down for a moment. Yesterday I invited the little girl next door round to decorate our tree, she asked to watch Grinch with us and we had chocolate milk, (she said 'I'm awesome at braiding hair, shall I do yours for you' .. of course I had to accept such a generous offer! and I had secretly hoped someone might do just that for ages so it was a bit of an unexpected gift!) Blessings to you and yours. Betty x

ellen b. said...

Looks like a comfy spot to sit too long in! :)
What a wonderful project your journal is. I like it.
Our Christmas card/letter went out on Thursday and it is always a nice sigh of relief to send them on their way. Last two days were a little too busy decorating, etc. Sore back and neck...oye. No baking thoughts yet.
Happy weekend to you.

Between Me and You said...

Oh dear, I've been commenting avidly on all of your recent posts but none of them seem to be showing up!xx

Lisa Richards said...

Your sitting spot is a lot like mine. Always piles of things that I don't want to be too far away from. Yes, I sit too much, too! With all of the cold weather and snow we've had I've been sticking close to home. Reading, doing art and drinking hot drinks. I'm so thankful for my hard working son-in-law who is right now plowing the driveway with his Bobcat. But it's beautiful looking out the window! God bless you and yours! (Excited about the Jolly Postman!)

Kim said...

Such a cozy post. Merry Christmas, Karen! Your Advent journal is lovely!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I think the different journals are so nice. Like your kitty and the datebread looks delicious. Nancy

Danette Bartelmay said...

Oh, Pom Pom, how wonderful it is to check in with you again, finally!!!
My new lifestyle has kept me away from my blogging far, far too much!!!
The C.S. Lewis quote is one of my favorites. Your journaling is gorgeous and uplifting, always. Timothy... my goodness... he is THE SWEETEST. Cats were put here for boundless love (dogs too). I just cannot get enough of them. EVER.
Your grands are beautiful and blessed beyond measure to have you.
I wish you the merriest and holiest of Christmas seasons ever, my beautiful friend.
With so much love,

Lynn said...

I definitely sit too long. I have made my seating corner far too cosy - throws, audio book, "real" books and my knitting and sewing basket and mugs of tea. Your December sounds very busy. I love visiting here you are such refreshing company. Wishing you and Bill much peace and joy this Christmas. x

Lowcarb team member said...

Your chair does look comfy, and I do like your advent journal.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

All the best Jan

M.K. said...

Hi, PomPom!! Our December seemed very busy to me, too busy. As you describe, it was full of community and church activities and responsibilities which were fun and delightful and festive ... but too many of them. I'm worn out. I kept telling myself, "In January, it will be calm and quiet again."

Having baby Isaac here was sheer delight. It was a good Christmas. I do love that sweet quote you shared from Chrysostom.

Marcie said...

Happy New Year! I love the place that you sit with your books and such. Looks so comfy and lovely. Hope that all is well!