1. Big ol’ bag of raw almonds at my desk
2. My calendars arrived – last minute inspiration to take up the mantle from my father – 2020 will be my first offering – nervous and excited
3. My simplified, stripped down Christmas tree
4. Friends who rally
5. Writing Christmas missives
The days will now tumble and crash together. It is now December 6th. Our advent preparation and activities also stripped down like the tree. I will bake this weekend with my two sisters and my mum will join us for the first time. We will raise a glass to my father. We will queue up our Christmas playlist. We will change up routines, so the gaps are less glaring. We will take each day as it comes!