Bare and dry, yet so alive The nest you hold little tree Once held the pride of a mother bird. Orange, red, yellow leaves So prettyI am not a haiku master, but I think it’s a pretty good start. My favorite thing this week was… Experiencing the sunrise as I drove home from my sister’s house Wednesday morning. Things I’m working on… Still working on Christmas cards. I’m cooking… I’ve cooked a lot! I made a few batches of chex mix and a very large batch of peanut butter balls for treat boxes. Since we didn’t keep any of the stuff I made for ourselves, I think I will be mixing up another batch of each for our family to enjoy. I’m grateful for… Life. A very sweet lady, who has always been like a grandmother to me and my sister, passed away last night. She has been sick for the past several years but it’s still hard to see her go. It reminds me that life is to be cherished. I’m also grateful for the godly lives of those who go before us. I’m praying for… Christ to be exemplified in my life over the next few weeks. He is the reason we celebrate and I pray that I don’t lose that focus.