Waking up to over 12 inches of snow today, means we could all stay home and have a snow day. My work office was closed, and there was no point to attempt to go out on the roads. It was a welcome home day amongst days of social gatherings with family or friends over the past weeks for the Christmas season.
A lunch gathering of some dear friends, a social night with some hockey parents, walk and mochas with a friend, dinner out and a family Christmas supper on Saturday have been some highlights.
Among Christmas shopping and preparation, and errands, a snow day was a welcome surprise. We made the most of it with two walks out in the local village with our puppy, Calvin (see my Instagram stories), and I made a Scottish raisin scone recipe that I like, the boys built their KitKat house and we all watched one of our Christmas favourites, the movie, Elf, which always makes us laugh.
Last Thursday, I had signed up to volunteer at our local Legion for a senior’s Christmas dinner function that was going on. Being a busy time of year, no others from work were able to go, so I brought my boys with me. We served plated meals, cleared dishes, served dessert and cleaned up. In exchange, we also were each given a plate of Turkey dinner. So it was an additional festive event, and being able to support a local group made it feel all the more festive for being able to give back, in the season of giving.
I do feel more or less prepared for Christmas, although it still surprises me how quickly it arrives. With a snow day today, I had a happy slower day doing things that feel cozy and enjoying together time with my family. A perfect lead up to Christmas. This December has been a good balance of social time, productive time, and quiet home time – my happy place. No rush and panic this year.