Friday, December 18, 2015

Advent Updates

Well . . . we haven't used our sock Advent calendar once yet, though we've been doing a bunch of our usual holiday activities.  I think we all miss the ritual of the socks but just don't have it together yet.  We still have a week to go, so maybe I can figure something out.  I imagine we'll get a few of these done before Christmas Eve . . . .

  1. Build gingerbread houses
  2. Stay up late, a la Solstice Camp Out the night of last day of school
  3. Make a snowman (weather permitting; if not, turn fridge into a snowman)
  4. Deliver gifts to vet, pediatrician, etc.**
  5. Choose family holiday charity (seals?  owls?  cat project?)**
  6. Deliver ELF bags to friends in need of holiday cheer**
  7. Sew buttons on Christmas stockings
  8. Drive around looking at lights
  9. Make origami ornaments for tree
Other ideas:  make candles or soap; follow UU Advent Calendar from Alice the Chalice;  look for Snowy Owls; make a card for my hospice patients; watch It's a Wonderful Life


  1. Piano recital (Dec 6)
  2. Go to Cookie Cafe (Dec 5)
  3. Make latkes on first night of Hanukkah (Dec. 6)
  4. Watch "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas" (we actually did this last night!)
  5. Make holiday wreath (well, we bought one from a neighborhood Boy Scout)
  6. Create and send family Christmas card
  7. Office holiday parties
  8. Celebrate my birthday at Old Sturbridge Village candlelight
  9. Watch original A Miracle on 34th Street
  10. Host cookie party (Dec. 18)
  11. STAR WARS!!!!! (Dec. 17)
  12. Begin reading A Christmas Carol
  13. Make cards for teachers, babysitters, etc.
  14. play with Lego Christmas village

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