It's been a week or so since my last post. Things are crazy-busy right now with finals creeping around the corner and tons of holiday festivities vying for my attention instead of my studies. But right now, all is calm and bright in my cheerful, Christmasy living room. Matilda is curled up and sleeping on a little piece of warm, white fleece on a cozy chair, there's a gingerbread candle burning on my pretty coffee table, and I'm sipping a warm mug of homemade ginger tea (and I mean lots of fresh ginger) to ward off the aches and sicky-feelings I've had the last week. It's really peaceful.
Jaclyn, Harbor and I have been hard at work cutting paper snowflakes for my space. Currently, there are 57 snowflakes on my wall, and my goal is to get to 100 before Christmas. Pretty fun and cute, right?
Being in this season of my life is so interesting. This year is the very first time I have ever lived alone. When the a new holiday rolls around, I get super focused on decorating my house and wanting to bake a million cookies and try new hot teas and yummy coffee recipes. But I am also in grad school, so finding a balance between holiday traditions and school work and all the other important life moments is really fun and challenging. I'm just really thankful for this season.
I'm taking another second trip to Chicago this weekend, so I'd better get back to my studies! That is, after I prepare some sugar cookie dough so Harbor and I can make peppermint suger cookies after class tonight. Yum!