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    Day 6 - another hour, done. (subtotal 7.5).

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    Well, there was a lot of pottery in my day yesterday, but no actual work in my studio.

    I told a coworker friend about my Christmas pledge and that I had realized at 6 a.m. yesterday I wasn’t going to fit it in, and she gave me a candy cane and said “here, when you get home, put this somewhere festive.” But later I deputized dh to pick up our angel tree card, so that was something. Barely.

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    Day 7- another hour done. (subtotal 8.5) Still not finished.

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    Day 5, three hours on pottery in the studio.

    toral 9 hrs, 40 min.

    the Christmas thing is a struggle.

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    Day 53 of steps! I'm so excited to see everyone's progress. If we weren't doing this challenge, I'm sure I slack off on the steps and I suppose the rest of you feel the same way. CL- I've pared my Christmas prep to about an hour or two, but I have no children. I put bows on the porch rail, a swag on the door, a wreath my sister sends me on the shed. I bring the 3 ft. tree down from the attic, already lit, put a scarf on the bottom and put out a few angels, Santa, elves and call it good. I love that other people do so much outside as it gives me lots of joy!

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    Yay for steps!

    it’s not about “Christmas prep” it’s about taking the time every day to do something that is important to me about the season - that might be decorating/preparations, or it might just be enjoying something - like listening to a favorite piece of holiday music. Yesterday was holiday free though. I even forgot to eat the chocolate from my advent calendar.

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    This morning I spent 30 minutes in my studio trimming bases on two bowls and stenciling them for carving. (Day 6, 10hrs, 10minutes) then I dropped one because my hands were cold and I was tired and rushing.

    tonight I am resting. sitting by the fire with a g&t (spoiling my better eating plan) listening to favorite Christmas music and watching dh put the lights on the tree - which I would enjoy more if I wasn’t so tired, but it’s still nice.

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    Did Nothing on this project yesterday. I"m sick of it!

    Instead, I took advantage of a very pleasant 65 degrees in the afternoon and finished putting up my outside Christmas lights, then changed out the burned out bulbs in the security lights outside. Then I cleaned out the top 2 shelves of the outside storage cabinet. It was mostly all here when I bought the house, I've been here over a year and don't need it, of marginal value > recycle bin!

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    So, I slept in, then had a long coffe and paper relax this morning, followed by setting up my grandmother’s nativity scene.

    most of the rest of the day the day was spent on pottery - around 8 hours? At least 7, I didn’t keep track of meal breaks or other minor interruptions. So my hour goal has been met.

    i am now at 7 days for the month.

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    So I decided I'm giving myself the weekend off. Dogs and I went back to sleep for 1.5 hour this morning- it was 30 degrees! Then I went off to my once a month spiritual group meeting. Ah, soul nourishment! I needed that!

    Tomorrow, church in the am, then a Bon Voyage party in the afternoon- dear friends have sold their house, bought a truck and 5th wheel RV, taken teens out of "regular" school- and will be homeschooling on the road for the next year! I will miss them all, and, frankly, I'm a little jealous!

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