Carrying the Christmas tree up through our pasture at sunset. 2014
I think I’ve recovered enough from Share Thanksgiving to being preparing for Advent. I need to clear space in heart, mind, and home.
It’s the Saturday between – autumn and Thanksgiving are ending, winter and Advent are beginning. It’s time to replace the bowl of decorative gourds on the dining room table with pine cones and candles.
If you’re still thinking about buying an Advent book, Amazon is offering 30% off any one book (up to $10 off) through November 29.
Alternately, my friend, Emily, suggested making the most of this code by using it for expensive books, like Christmas pop up books. Her top picks are The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-up Celebration, Snowflakes: A Pop-up Book; 5th Anniversary Edition (I want this one!), and Woodland Christmas: A Festive Wintertime Pop-Up Book.
Thanksgiving was wonderful in so many ways, and yet it was laced with sadness. Kalkidan loved a feast more than anyone I know, and she was on my mind all day. Honestly, I was just about to write, “Kalkidan loved a feast more than anyone I know, and she would have been in heaven Thursday.” Then I remembered that she actually is in heaven.