December Currently

So, I'm sure December snuck up on everyone, right? And to think that one of the three full weeks in December is already in the books. Blows my mind.

Anyway, needless to say, Farley's Currently also snuck up on me and since we are all so busy this time of year I am just now getting on board. Here we go!


Oh my goodness! The only channel that exists in my home this time of year is The Hallmark Channel.  All day, every day.  Who's with me?


Now, I love my Christmas tree but not because it's this big, beautiful, gorgeous, professionally decorated tree.  I love it because there is nothing more soothing than sitting in the living room by the glow of the white lights, relaxing, watching a movie, and relaxing some more. I am truly so sad when it's time for the tree to come down.


I sat in the quiet morning hours today just thinking about how fortunate my family is in so many ways.  Are we perfect? Absolutely not! Do we have everything that we want all the time? No way! But do we have what we need that is important? Absolutely! Sometimes I just need to remind myself of this when things get a little crazy or life is gets overly stressful. There is so much to be thankful for.


SNOW! I know, I know. You will think I am crazy but there is nothing as magical as a white Christmas.  I can do without all the dirty slop on the sides of the roads but the beautiful flakes falling from the sky creating a picturesque landscape just takes my breath away.


A 3-day weekend.  No joke. I just need a day to catch up on housework, laundry, honey-dos, and such.  This weekend went by in the blink of an eye and none of these things are done...

Real or Faux

We do an artificial tree for many reasons.  The first few years we were married we did have a real tree but the first year of having a toddler changed all that! I was just so nervous about her crawling on dried out needles. Some friends of ours actually had a little critter jump out of their tree after they had it in their house. That sealed the deal, really. We've had artificial ever since.  In hindsight, it truly has been a blessing because now I can have my tree up longer to enjoy {for reasons already listed above} without the worry of a dried out tree.  Oh, also because my husband is a volunteer fireman and not having to worry about the fire hazard keeps him happy too:)

I'm keeping it short and sweet! Until next time!


  1. I love your "wanting," a great reminder to take notice during this busy season. We need some snow days here (it's currently it's in the 50's) - I have a lot of catching up to do, too! Thanks for sharing, Jen

  2. I also agree with your wanting! It's been so warm in Chicago (like 50s-60s!), which is unheard of. I'm ready for snow too :-)