Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 20th – Wednesday – 4 nights until Christmas Eve

No panic... but from today forwards my days, and most likely yours too, if you have taken upon the Christmas preparations in good and in bad, are going to be very busy. I will do my best to stay in good spirits and not to exhaust myself. One thing at a time, with an audiobook in the ears and some carols in between, all should be fine. After all, when I look around, there is plenty to see and enjoy... the candles, the decorations, the tree... 

Let’s have a look again at my Strength Advent Calendar.

Day 11 - Cold Glögg makes you beautiful. (I am not sure for the rest of the world, but there is a saying here about cold coffee doing just that.)

Day 12 – Oh, this is quite bad! Death will take care of the Christmas kilos! (the overweight gained over the holidays)

Day 13 – It’s what is inside the package that counts, not the wrapping. (I am not good in wrapping gifts, and I have been telling this myself for years…)

Day 14 – One does not get grades for Christmas.

Day 15 – Not just once, or twice, but have three times a chocolate praline.

Day 16 – You are just tormenting yourself, if you do Christmas cleaning.

Day 17 – The best gift hideaway reveals itself in March.

Day 18 – Everything looks so much better in candle light.

Day 19 – If you have not gotten stressed by now, it is too late to start.

Day 20 – It is love if you put 10 almonds into the Christmas Eve morning rice pudding. (One should put one, and who ever gets it, is going to be married next year. – I used to put many when the girls were small, to make sure everyone got at least one.)

After these, there are only 4 more to go. I really have enjoyed this calendar and I think it is appropriately named, hope I can find similarly themed next year.

I’ll go now and start ticking off my to-do list. What gets done, gets done … if not, there is always tomorrow or… next Christmas. This is the season of peace and good will, showing some of it to yourself would be good too.

Wool with you,


  1. Lovely. So kind, realistic, warm, loving.

  2. Please don't stop blogging....I love your posts! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  3. A virtual hug - thank you!

  4. Day 17 made me laugh out loud! (I may resemble that truth. ;-)

  5. I'm more of a Day 15 girl............

  6. So grateful to you for your faithfulness in posting each day! I love. love. love that I can count on new words from you EACH DAY!!! What a treat :-). xoxoxoxox

  7. I write an occasional blog post and honestly prefer blogs to other forms of social media. Thank you for posting so often. I love the kitties and the socks in the previous post. I have yarn set aside for a Christmas Eve cast on and am itching to get a sock back on the needles.

  8. Thinking about hideaways -- I went to a company with big printers to print my holiday letters, and then, when I was ready to write a bit extra on each one and get them into the mail, I could not find them. Anywhere. I knew they'd gotten into the car, but they weren't in the car........ I was wondering if I'd have to get them printed AGAIN when my husband remarked that when we got home from getting them printed, there was a package on the front steps. I knew just where that package was (in a closet!), and the letters were with it.............. :-)

  9. The season of peace and goodwill...and showing some to yourself. Wise words!!

    Your advent calendar is a ton of fun.

  10. I have just found your blog, and I am really enjoying reading it, this Advent calendar is great. re Day 17: I know I have bought enough stuff, thing is, will i remember where I hid it all!