READING: Catherine the Great by Virginia Rounding...obviously a new non-fiction book about Catherine the Great. Nothing new and shattering so far...believe me, I would know as I have read a lot about Catherine the Great over the years. 506 pages of pure reading pleasure and that doesn't even take into consideration the end papers!
POOLSIDE READING: Carolyn Hart's mysteries
LISTENING TO: Bing Crosby Christmas CD...corny, I know, but I just love his voice, and I am addressing the Christmas card envelopes, so it fits the mood...and what's Christmas without Bing anyway?
COOKING THROUGH: Standbys...per requests around here this past week. Holiday baking over the weekend hopefully. Oh, and I did make gravy for the priests' roast this week...with great success apparently because they said they really liked it and Father Rothrock said it reminded him fondly of his mother's gravy of days past...who knew...I don't make gravy as no one here likes it, so I wasn't even sure I could do it. Apparently I can, so now I have that going for me in case that should ever be a defining recommendation for anything in the future. I won't hold my breath.
FAV NEW FIND: Replacement strand for the crystal icicle garland on the Advent Christmas tree...the other one was shattered two years ago and the ones I had remaining weren't enough to do the tree as I like it done, so this was a great find!
FAV THING TODAY: Smiles from those around me. Smiles go a long way to making a day great always.
GOING TO: Make every effort to get our family Christmas cards and photo in the mail by the end of the weekend.
PRAYING FOR: The in-need families we are providing for over the holidays through church, school, swim team, and choir. All families in-need this Christmas, especially the children. Please join me.