Christmas Shopping - I love buying gifts for the people I love. I can't get started on Christmas early enough and it's so incredibly rewarding to watch the stack of wrapped gifts growing. Plus it's nice to be able to finish early and actually enjoy the holidays. Stay tuned because a little closer to the holiday season, I'll be sharing some of my favorite gift ideas!
Vacation Planning - I know I'm a little bit nuts, but having something to look forward to seems to make all the weeks that run together so much more bearable! This is especially true since I'm still navigating the setting of personal and professional boundaries and working around the lack of traditional "weekends". I have two tentative getaways in the works right now (and will probably only end up getting to take one of them!) but in the meantime it gives me something to plan and prepare!
Worship Planning - knowing that my life is quickly speeding toward scheduling madness, I'm trying to get a jump start on planning as much of my worship "stuff" as I can for the next several months. This includes (but is not limited to) World Communion Sunday, All Saints, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Children's program. I already have most of my scriptures chosen, sermons outlined, and hymns chosen from now until the end of the year. I'd say I'm doing pretty well!
Knitting a scarf - In the process of cleaning out, I found all my old craft supplies, including my knitting looms and yarn. I've decided to try and knit one of those "magic scarves." We'll see how well that goes! No matter what, I'll end up with a scarf, I'm just not sure exactly what it will look like! Stay tuned!
What have you got going on in your life? Share a few of your works in progress. I'm always looking for inspiration!