Outside, the snow is falling softly. Inside, I am listening to quiet classical music. Katia just fell asleep while nursing. Noah is napping in my bed.
The house is a mess, but I don't care. I will tackle it bit by bit, corner by corner until it is done. I have a goal to have our house decluttered in two weeks, because in two weeks it will be a certain somebody's first birthday, and I want things to be ready for that and then Christmas.
I am in a quiet Christmas mood this year. I am looking forward to a simple as possible holiday season this year. I am not in a rush to pull out all my decorations because I want to really enjoy it when it comes and not feel overwhelmed and finished with it all. Don't get me wrong, of course I have been playing my Christmas music in the car already, but I am just looking for very simple and small ways to let the holidays sneak in. Today I have a pot of homemade potpourri simmering away on the stove. Cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, orange peel, cardamom...it smells of Christmas and I quite like it.
And how about you? Are you ready to jump on the Christmas train or are you waiting for a bit longer?
ps. look at these playful ravens that were playing outside of my house. I love how silly and fun they are. In the winter you can their swoops and wings flap more clearly. Not sure in the sounds bounce of the snow or what.