Welcome friends, to Currently 12.2020. I am linking up with Anne and today we are talking about what we are baking, decorating, gifting, hoping and sending. I hope you’ll join in with us.
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Happy to report that for this minute our Covid cases seem to be kind of plateauing. Who knows what next week will bring. But for a few minutes today, I almost felt ‘normal’ as I stopped at Old Navy to pick up an order, and dashed into Kohl’s. Of course, if things were truly normal, I wouldn’t have done so in a mask!!
Let’s see what else I am up to currently…
something new for Thanksgiving weekend…apple dump cake. Wish I had taken a photo of it! Had planned to make an apple pie with crumb topping until I came across this easy-peasy 4-ingredient recipe on Pinterest. It was yummy served warm with ice cream.
Also made these delicious Hatch green chile chocolate chip cookies. Before you turn your nose up, you have to try them. The chile isn’t overpowering it just adds a bit of spice to the cookie. Not unlike a dash of cinnamon. I was afraid PC wouldn’t touch them with a 10-foot pole, but he gobbled them up.
See, they look like regular old chocolate chip cookies! Nothing green-looking about them.
nothing much yet but have plans to get after the holiday decorating this weekend. In the meantime, I have been working on my winter wonderland paintings, decorating the little gingerbread houses in each one.
Remember how I bought gingerbread houses last year to decorate with my daughters and granddaughters and my Prince C., of course? And then we didn’t get around to doing them? Well, this year it is going to happen. Mark my words!!
face masks! My online book club…join us here…is doing a mask swap. I matched up each of the participants of the mask exchange and the girls were asked to get their masks in the mail by 12.01.2020. Because some of our members live outside the U.S., I wanted to allow enough time for everyone – hopefully – to get their mask before the holidays.
I bought a silk chiffon mask on Etsy for the gal with whom I paired myself. Have been reading how silk is so much gentler against our complexions, so like the idea of a silk mask.
with the end of the year, we will see an end to the increase in Covid cases around the world. Hoping that 2021 will be a kinder, gentler year. Thinking I might need this tee from Etsy to celebrate. And look at that, it features my WOTY believe.
out this personal invitation to join me for 10 on the 10th a week from tomorrow when we will be sharing 10 favorite holiday activities or traditions. Please feel free to grab the graphic below for your post.
And sending out this invitation for YOU to join ME for the Winter 2020 Capsule Wardrobe hosted by Alison at Get Your Pretty On. Registration has just opened. Please use my affiliate link, here, to sign up for the latest fashion trends this season and ways to freshen your winter wardrobe. The Winter 2020 Work Wear Capsule Wardrobe opens on Friday, December 4 and I will share my affiliate link for that challenge in a coming post.
If you have never done a capsule wardrobe with Alison, you can learn more about her outfit formulas, here.
Autumn Goals Final Update
- Finish fall housecleaning – managed to get the house in pretty good shape in spite of having surprise surgery a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Even cleaned and organized the garage.
- Give myself some grace – have been reading, writing, walking and just trying to enjoy life while I recuperated.
- Complete the 40 Days Through the Bible study – completed.
- Participate in the #25DaysofGratitude photo challenge – completed and had planned to share my photos on 11.30.2020 but that didn’t happen. Will have that post up this weekend.
Well, how about that!! Looks like I get a gold ⭐ for my autumn goals!! Yay me.
How would your respond to the Currently 12.2020 prompts? What are you baking, decorating, gifting, hoping and sending? And how did you make out on your autumn goals? Let me know in a comment below. Love to hear from YOU!!
Speaking of which…I have been terribly remiss in responding to comments left on my blog and in my blog reading. I just realized, to my horror, that I somehow missed visiting the blogs of many of the gals who joined me for 10 on the 10th in November. If that’s you, I am so sorry. In the new year, if I continue to blog, I MUST MUST MUST carve out an appointed time in my day to read blogs and respond to comments. Hope you will hang in there with me and give me an opportunity to show you I can and will do better.
And with that promise, we can wrap things up. Oh, but before we do, mark your calendars for the January 6th New Year’s edition of the Currently linkup, chatting about what we’re currently: beginning, feeling, organizing, resolving, and wondering.
Hugs and kisses,