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Sunday’s close

The long holiday weekend was wonderful. I really relaxed and slowed down. The weather has been absolutely glorious. I opened the doors and let the kitties roam free a bit. They never manage to go far but they are thrilled to be exploring. I spent this day quiet and focused. I never turned on the radio, iPod or TV except for the 15 minutes of warm up on the treadmill before yoga and then I listened to Massive Attack which keeps you mellow. In the leisure space of this weekend, I discovered a few things and created a few things. One thing that I am working on I am just itching to share, but it is a Christmas present and so I must be patient. I did more editing on the book and I just keep plugging away on that front. I rearranged my succulent garden on the back porch and repotted a few things that were in containers that were too small.

I made homemade salsa to give as gifts.

I have more mustard steeping, too. I followed some other Flickr accounts that post to the Canning Across America site. I am amazed at the talent in everyday folks. I am admittedly envious of the gardens and home grown food. One day….

I found this awesome website that will turn prints of your own design into fabric. Imagine turning your child’s drawings into a repeating fabric for a quilt.Check it out.

I did resist eating too much and I kept my promise to start yoga classes. One more thing on my Mighty List. And while I skipped the apple pie on Black Friday for breakfast, I substituted for sweet potato biscuits and bacon. I am not sure that is any healthier of a choice.

I did some light housekeeping: paid bills, laundry, dishes, groceries for the week.

I did some small tasks for the office including the call schedules. The year will be over in four weeks. I am thankful to have avoided the rush to shop and consume this past weekend. I pray I can maintain such a casual and lighthearted spirit throughout the Christmas season, avoiding the mad-capped pace of racing through the month.

I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the week.

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