It's been necessarily quiet here on the blog the last few weeks as my focus has been elsewhere. The first weeks of December are always busy in my job as the census to determine special education funding for the next year happens on December 1, and there is a flurry of activity that accompanies it.
December also brings a slew of birthdays, anniversaries, and, of course, Christmas to our family. Since our gifts need to be shipped to Indiana, the last few weeks have also been a flurry of making, buying, and wrapping. We don't give big gifts but we do try to show our love to each member of our family in some small tangible way. Saturday we made a massive post office visit. Thank you, USPS, for flat rate shipping boxes and automated postage machines.
Now that the far-away gifts are shipped and school is out for the holidays, I can take a deep breath and relax into cookie baking, hanging out with friends, and sewing a few cunning little things for the Sprout that may or may not be finished by Christmas day. Less flurry, less hurry.