Making: I wish I could say I'm in the midst of making awesome DIY gifts (maybe someday I'll get it together in time to do that... ) but I'm still in the planning stages of Christmas. So I'm making my lists and checking them twice. Who do I still need to buy for? What is our budget? Do I have any ideas? I feel like the checking off would go much more quickly with this cute dotted notebook from Kate Spade.
Listening: There are 2 local radio stations that have been playing Christmas music since Thanksgiving, and since then my commute has been a little merrier. A few songs that I've been looking forward to hearing lately are Celebrate Me Home by Kenny Loggins, Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, and White Christmas by Bing Crosby. I love the whistling in that one; Aaron laughs at me as I try (and fail) to whistle along.
Wrapping: You might guess that I'm not wrapping any gifts yet, and you'd be right. Instead I'm wrapping colorful, cozy scarves around my neck. I love a scarf all year long, but right now I'm grabbing my softest, warmest ones and bundling up.
Reading: (I swapped out "watching" since I'm not really watching much right now.) I found a list of Christmas books for children from the blog Everyday Reading that I pinned last year and requested several from my library. Many are too long for Jona's (very limited) attention span, but I enjoy reading them nonetheless. Right now we're reading Dream Snow and Little Santa. I can't wait until he's old enough to really enjoy books.
Anticipating: I'm looking forward to getting my house ready for Christmas this weekend. We're planning to get a real tree this year. We have a pre-lit one in our basement that would be the easier option, but I love the smell of a fresh tree at Christmastime. I'm excited to decorate it and get out all my other favorite decorations, like my mom's nativity set.
What are you up to right now?