What a busy week it's been! Last week of school, last week of work, parties, goodies to send, teacher's gifts, piano recital, The Nutcracker (it was fantastic!), Christmas Carolling, gift wrapping.... Yikes I think I need a nap. And then this morning I learned of a family tragedy. Yesterday morning my Mom let me know that my cousin's girlfriend had been in a head-on collision on the way home from work (inclement weather) and was in a coma. Bad news, but she's young I thought and strong. This morning I found out that she didn't make it. I had only met her once, but she was my youngest cousin's girlfriend and my heart just aches for him. It is a tragedy no matter the time of year, but here we are only two days from Christmas. There are no words for this sort of thing...
However, we must continue on. Yesterday evening a number of families gathered together to do some old-fashioned Christmas carolling in our neighbourhood. We decided to collect donations from the RFDA (the local foodbank) - it was super fun (you should have seen the little ones running up to the doors, ringing the bells and holding up their sign!) and then we gathered at our house for hot chocolate, cider, goodies and visiting. In approximately 45 minutes, we collected almost $100 plus a box of food. Not bad at all for our first go round! Before we even got back to our house, everyone was talking about "next time" this and "next time" that, so we have decided to make it an annual thing. So - after learning the sad news this morning, I decided that TODAY was the very best day to gather the kiddos and deliver the donation we had collected to the food bank. It was definitely a feel good kinda thing to do! I'm so, so, glad we did it!
I would also like to share at CASual Fridays where the challenge is "the 10 minute craft dash" - this one was that quick especially since the cricut cut stars and the diecut music note were leftovers from another project.
I think I'll make me a few more of these ones since they were quick and easy.
Best run, heading out to a Christmas party - perhaps it will lift my spirit!
Hugs from me to you,