I did make my first pot of chicken & dumplings soup today with the carrots and onion and the kids ate almost all of it. Long gone are the days when a meal yields decent leftovers around here. When everyone wants seconds... well... not much left.
Ivy started rehearsals for The Nutcracker today. Which is one of my favorite things ever. She plays one of Mother Ginger's children. I've even already ordered her the gifts I will present to her after her performances so yeah I might be a wee bit excited about all of this... a gorgeous Nutcracker magic theater book and this adorable Clara ornament that looks just like her.
For the first time ever, I think, I am actually in the Christmas mood super early. I'm usually a "Let's wait until after Thanksgiving, okay?" person but I've found myself picking up gifts here and there and - despite packing up all my knitting stuff because I'm selling a house and moving and like I'm going to have time to knit - I decided to start knitting teacher gifts for the holidays. I was even considering knitting a little something for the holiday party goody bags for all twenty-three kids in Ivy's class but I think I've come to my senses on that one. Bendy reindeer in bulk on Amazon are looking pretty good right now.