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Currently in December

It’s the last Currently post of the year, I can hardly believe it! It’s a hectic time of year for sure, but I couldn’t miss out on my favorite link up of the month. Here are some current happenings in our world!


Cooking – It is COLD outside, so we’re making favorites like chili, spaghetti and meatballs and last night’s dish – shakshouka. It’s a Middle Eastern tomato type stew that you make with peppers and onions and then you cook an egg into it. Serve with warm pita bread. So good, sticks to your bones and warms your soul!

Wrapping – White Elephant gifts for our work holiday party this week. I should be wrapping Christmas presents for family, but seeing as we just finished birthday stuff, Christmas gifts haven’t quite been purchased yet. We’ll be needing to get on that pretty quickly here!

Playing – All the Christmas music, especially some of my favorites like This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1. It has some really great artists on it and I love the arrangements of some of my favorite holiday songs! I find no matter how stressed or crazed I get in the holiday bustle, a little Christmas music goes a long way to helping things!

Enjoying – Ollie was a little bored while waiting for dinner to be ready last night and was starting to be a bit of a bear, so I downloaded the Elf Yourself app and did we ever have fun with that! He laughed so hard at mommy, daddy and Ollie dressed up like Elves and dancing – and so did I. I think it will be on repeat until Christmas, there’s a new dance every day.

Doing – My best to stay warm! It finally got cold here in MN and after such a mild Fall it’s a bit hard to take. My scarves, like the one pictured, are getting quite a workout now! And I’m doing my best to enjoy every moment of the holiday season, I sometimes get too wrapped up in the craziness of this time of year, so I really want to step back and make sure I’m enjoying it. I think our little adventure to Duluth will be just the ticket this weekend.

What are you Currently doing in this crazy time of year? Be sure to check out Anne of In Residence and guest host Kelly from The B Hive for more Currently posts or to add your own!

5 thoughts on “Currently in December

  1. Shakshouka sounds delicious! I’m going to have to experiment making it this winter- definitely need some good warm meals for the colder months!

  2. This shakshouka sounds/looks good! And I feel you on doing my best to stay warm… I feel like I spend the next 4-5 months looking ridiculous with all the stuff I pile on top of my regular outfits to try to make them warmer.

  3. Ooh, that stew sounds really good and so comforting. I’m glad I’m not the only one who still has a lot of Christmas shopping left to do–it seems like so many people I know are already done! I wish! That app sounds like one Jona would get a kick out of too I’ll have to check it out.
    Hope you’re doing well, I need to catch up on my blog reading!!

  4. Tired yet mild OCD brain over here… I was certain that I had the wrong Currently prompts until I realized we just did them in different orders.
    I hear you on the birthday/Christmas overlap. 5 birthdays in the weeks leading up to Christmas and two immediately after. I just Amazon’d everything this year and I’ve been too lazy to even open those boxes.

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