It seems like a weird title for an advent activity based on kindness but it’s what popped into my head. Perhaps I’ve forgotten how to write on the fly daily so will just push onward.
Today’s activity was to drop off a slice of chocolate cake in my coauthor’s mail box. I actually surprised her as I had swapped day’s around and so she wasn’t expecting me, the chocolate saskatoon rye loaf (from a great Canadian cookbook called Feast) or the container of golden harvest soup (a fav of J and her other half). We had a lovely doorstep visit as the weather cooperated.
I also dropped off part of the surprise from the activity from the 4th. It’s the quilt that you can see above. I wanted to hug the recipient so badly but will let the flannel quilt do that for me.
Then, with my city mischief managed, I came home to enjoy the later part of the afternoon outside. At -1 it’s like a winter heat wave and so I took advantage of it. Let’s just say I am stockpiling activities today and leave it at that.
The evening was spent finding my Christmas spirit. Strangely enough that included making the dining room table smaller. In any other year we would be adding all the leaves so we could host 12 to 20 at the table but not in 2020. It won’t see anyone but us at it. None the less we decorated it, the dining room, the tree and the rest of the house. My other half had decorated a good portion of the house today so we finished it off. As he wisely pointed out we can enjoy it just fine by ourselves.
I treasurer many items but the candle sticks given to me by a patient in 1977 are always a thrill to unpack. I don’t remember her name but I can easily recall what she had done and my time spent caring for her pre and post op. Those candle sticks are my oldest Christmas decor and actually predate my husband!
What’s the one item (so not people or food) that “makes” the season special for you?