I started and finished my Christmas shopping this weekend! I only had to buy three gifts, the rest is being made, so it wasn't that hard. I do have to pick up a few stocking stuffers, but that will wait a few more weeks. When I got home from shopping, I spent time outside decorating the outside of our home. Greenery was put together in boughs, ribbon was added, and they are now hanging on the front fence, and the front porch, covered with a magical dusting of snow. Later in the afternoon, while Justin and Reece played, I headed out for a before dinner run. It was chilly, but the falling snowflakes made up for that, creating a lovely setting for my run. We enjoyed dinner, and then all of us fell into bed early.
Sunday was a planned power outage in our area so hydro could do some maintenance work, we had an early breakfast, I wrote a few letters by candlelight, and then we hit the woods for a hike. Our favourite spot kept us busy for a while, feeding the birds, tying to coax a squirrel to eat from our hands, visiting with the geese and wild turkeys, and experiencing the joy of having a large male hairy woodpecker swoop down to eat from my hand. It is pure magic in action every time we visit this spot. We went out for a late lunch in Port Perry, a quaint little town, walked around a little bit and headed home, with fingers crossed the power would be back on. It wasn't, but it did come back on shortly after arriving home. We had a delicious butternut squash soup for dinner, and once the little man was tucked in both Justin and I sat in front of the fire reading.
And now, here we are at the beginning of another week. Wishing you the most wonderful week my friends.
How was your weekend?