December tidbits

Last night I attended my annual book group Christmas party.  Everyone brings a wrapped book, (and a bottle of wine) and we play that game in which each person in turn can open a book or steal a book.  It is great fun.  Here are all the books opened at last night's celebration, several of which are already on the queue for 2012.


And here's a particularly cute photo of my particularly cute cat, Jolene.  She is irresistible and often hides herself away to avoid my clutches. But she can't hide from me for long.

And here is my constant 'note to self' during this busy, hectic month.



Happy December first!  Advent began last Sunday, so I have decided to share proofs of the prints I created for this season of 'expectant waiting.'  These images were created for the four Sundays of Advent and are based on scripture readings for each of those Sundays.  I enjoy Advent with the darkening days and the anticipation and preparation that consumes them.