So begins the holiday decorating. I stayed up late last night rearranging things and prepping for today. Sometimes it just takes a bit of magick to make things work in the manner you wish them to :)
The birds are hanging out in their new location in the house. I just may keep them there. Easier clean up under the cage and easier to move the cage around. Besides they seem to be enjoying their new spot :)
By the time hubby got home I only had a couple of things on my list for last night to do. Now my list for today, well, it is already a mile long and I haven't finished adding to it yet :)
Hubby and I are hoping to have all the decorations brought in, the tree up, the lights and garland done, and food prepared by the time the kids get off work this evening. So, that means up early today, shopping early today, and then home to prep for the evening to come.
I took the eight year old granddaughter with me last evening to watch her cousin perform in her choir concert. I love the bonding time with this lady. She has such a beautiful soul. All this reading time together has really given us a chance to get closer as a granddaughter and grandmother. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
We've been reading a Nancy Drew book lately. The deeper we get into the story, the deeper our conversations on the storyline get. We've already got our first suspect figured out, LOL. Not sure if it really is him, but we're leaning that way right now LOL.
I grew up with a passion for reading. It does my heart good to see that same passion in the eyes of one of my grandchildren. You just know if someone is passionate about reading or if they just feel forced to read and is only doing it because they have to.
Lil Miss truly enjoys reading. She enjoys the stories we choose each time we finish a book. We're on our sixth chapter book for the school year currently. We have nine more days on this Nancy Drew book, because we're only doing a chapter a day on this one. She's only a second grader, so I don't want to overwhelm her with some of the more complex words, and longer pages in the chapters. I love how when we come across a word she doesn't know the meaning of, she will ask, "Grandma, what does that mean?" I explain it and you just see the lightbulb go off as she comprehends what it means and how it relates to the story.
By summer break we are going to change things up a bit and work on a granddaughter/grandmother mystery. Lil Miss loves series books as much as I do, so who knows where we will go with all of this. She's always been a fantastic storyteller, so I can't wait to see how she does with this.
Well I guess I should hit the shower. The day ahead is a long one, but it will be a fun one. All the school age grandkids will be here after school, then after the work day, the youngest one will be here. Stockings will be decorated and tomorrow hung from the fireplace. I'm excited to hear their laughter and enjoy their antics.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!