Thursday, December 19, 2013

Almost Christmas

It's Almost Christmas!  This week I've been thinking about and doing all the 'almosts'.  Some weeks, almost is as good as it gets.  And that can be a blessing too.  Here are my Five Fave Almosts:

1.  I am 'almost' finished with school work for the calender year.  All the papers are corrected and materials are ready for the first class in January.  All that's left is to write thank you notes to students for gifts they gave me.  My policy to hand write a note to each child who gives me a gift.  Their Christmas homework assignment is to write a thank you note for a present, so it is only fair that I write thank you notes to them.  And trust me, they carefully inspect the notes they receive to make sure their teacher follows her own instructions.

2.  My daughter is 'almost' here to spend Christmas week with us!  She arrives tomorrow!  CAN'T. WAIT!

3.  We are 'almost' finished sending all our Christmas cards.  Just a few to go and we'll be done!

4.  I am 'almost' finished with a couple of knitting projects.  Of course, during this 'almost' week, I have 'almost' taken some photos.  I knitted a quick bulky weight scarf for a friend.  She bought the yarn and showed me the sample and I made it.  Then, I 'almost' finished a pair of fingerless gloves for someone.  They're not quite done so I hope to get a photo of them before I hand them over to him.

5.  We're 'almost' done with Christmas shopping!  Since we will be seeing the grandchildren AFTER Christmas, we still have their gifts to choose and purchase.  But thanks to Amazon and its wonderful option to SHIP THE PACKAGE for me, my shopping was so very easy this year.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from Willow's Little Cottage in California!


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy your girl will be with you. Praying for you and thanking The Lord for you. Mary

Bethany Hissong said...

Isn't this the best time, though-- "almost Christmas"?! I love the anticipation. I hope your holiday is even better than you expect and that 2014 will be a great year! Have fun with your daughter!!

Melissa R said...

I enjoyed your "Almost" list! Enjoy your visit with your daughter, and happy Christmas!

Susanne said...

I have a whole lot almosts too! Exciting waiting for the kids to come home, isn't it? Have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by your loved ones, Willow!

nikkipolani said...

Love easy shopping options. And so much to look forward to as your family gathers. Happy Christmas, Willow!

ellen b. said...

Ha! Love your almost list! Blessings...

Jerralea said...

Love your lists of almosts! I took advantage of Amazon's free shipping this year instead of fighting crowds in stores. It really helped.

Faith said...

enjoy your time with your daughter!! A very Merry (almost) Christmas to you and your family :)

Marg said...

Looks like your are ahead of the game. I too have found some quick easy patterns to whip up and make excellent gifts. Enjoy this time with your daughter.

Barbara H. said...

Love your almosts! Anticipation is half the fun. I wish you well getting everything done - it's nice you have a little extra time for shopping for the grandchildren. I love being able to shop and send things online.

Roxie said...

Love your almosts! And by now, most of those should be complete. You are such a whirlwind of efficiency!

Mia said...

Love all of your almost! It's almost January, which means it's almost time to visit you!

Gattina said...

Hopefully I have everything by now, our son with family arrives tomorrow evening !