What's Happening this Month: December

Christmas/Yule of course! My youngest Grandbaby turns three. My brother Frank turns 54. And then there is New Year's Eve, what my non-pagan friends and family call the turning of the year. So exciting!

For me, the ritual cleansing of my home has begun. That time of cleaning and blessing of my home to provide a joyful place to celebrate the Winter Solstice. It is also known as The Longest Night and is a good time to review your goals of the last year/quarter and evaluate how things have gone but that is a discussion for another day.

The first two weeks of December will be spent cleaning and reorganizing my home for my solstice celebration. The third week will be spent blessing it. On the 21st I will celebrate the solstice and on the 24th/25th I'll celebrate Christmas with my children and some of my grandchildren. For the rest of the month, I will pull back and relax.
Free printable Winter coloring pages for use in your classroom and home from PrimaryGames.
My quilt square will be in shades of green and gold with a centre of red and I will be embroidering this lovely little image onto it. I like all the trimmings of Christmas and this has them.

For my cooking this month I have decided to elevate the humble turnip as the vegetable I will be experimenting with. You might know it as a rutabaga.

I will be making these Baked Turnip Fries, this Roasted Butternut Squash and Turnip dish, and finally this Turnip & Apple Casserole.

Only three this month because I suspect I'm going to end up with a big Christmas dinner and be in no mood to cook.

That Lego table should be ready by the end of November and I hope it sees a lot of action in the coming months. I bought two and I will be beginning my own little idea for the second one, more of that later in December.

For my reading this month I will be learning about food addiction and how to deal with it, this will include s couple of books on sugar addiction as well since that seems to be a major difficulty area for me.

My tree comes out on the 1st and it will get decorated on the 2nd. My daughters' boys are coming to help me and to make a couple of ornaments to add to it. On the 3rd-5th I will be wrapping gifts and putting them under the tree as they arrive.

I even have my own Advent calendar this year. Tomorrow I'll get some pictures and show you what I've been working on this month.

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