I know I have posted a picture of my Santa placemats, in a previous year, but, I decided to post another picture of them, again! The placemats came in pre-printed panels, with the mitten pockets printed along the side, to be cut out and sewn on. I bought several panels and made three sets of four placemats; I kept one set for myself and gifted the other two sets, as well as an apron that had Santa's face printed on it.
This afternoon, my daughter came home! Her friend P drove her and they made the journey in just under 5 1/2 hours. Daughter texted me when they left, in the morning, to let me know they were on their way.
I spent the rest of the morning and early part of the afternoon completing that mile-long to do list I mentioned in my previous post. I had been dusting as I decorated, but, I have now tidied the place, vacuumed, done several loads of laundry, changed the bedsheets to flannel sheets, cleaned the bathrooms, and cleaned the kitchen.
My daughter arrived shortly after 3:30 p.m. and we've spent the rest of the afternoon and evening chatting and hugging! She loved the Christmas tree and the rest of the decorations and the feeling of space! Her studio apartment is less than 400 square feet and while my house is not huge, it is much bigger than her apartment!
I cooked a chicken curry, lentils (dhal), sauteed green beans, and rice for dinner and we opened a jar of my peach chutney, as well. Daughter enjoyed the dinner as it was the first meal since the middle of March that she didn't cook, herself! Afterwards, we sampled a jar of my home canned peaches - it was pretty good. But, the peach chutney was declared a winner! Later, I practiced the piano and she played, too, and we sang some Christmas carols.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter was able to come home for the holidays
- P was well enough to drive home and offer her a ride
- They had a safe drive home
- Being able to hold and hug my daughter
- Answered prayers
|Christmas Tree 2020|
Today's joyful activity was hugging my daughter! I know that I am blessed to be able to have my child home for the holidays and not everyone is able to be together with their children, families, and loved ones. My prayer this season is that we will all be able to gather with our loved ones at this time, next year.
Plans for tomorrow (Monday) include putting in a grocery order, putting together holiday gifts, and, maybe, doing some baking. What are your plans for Monday?