for Maddie and me, the better part of the day was spent sittin' on the floor in the livingroom, wrapping and making things pretty.
we do like pretty things.
and there was Ballet in the kitchen.
and tidyin' up. there's only one more day to make the house ready before our Holiday begins in earnest... Solstice comes!
my family agreed -mostly not very enthusiastically- to go downtown for a little skating adventure.
turns out, in this Mama knew what she was talking about, and it was, indeed, a Very Fine Time.
"Wow!!" said Little Son. "Look at this! Downtown! Outside! Christmas lights! Totally appropriate Christmas music! Awesome!"
and the actual skating was fun, too. (he's like his Mama, I guess - atmosphere and charm count for a biiig part of the ordinary life magic.)
storm's blowin' in....