Two little girls from a couple of doors away, visit me on a regular basis. They are very keen on my tea, which, they say, is the best in the world. Sometimes, they concoct extravagant tea parties, other days, they come by and rake my leaves. They are always wishing to "help" the Professor and me whenever the door opens and the magic that is our garage-stuffed-to-the-gills is revealed. They always end up going home with something or other that has long since been forgotten by our own children, and would otherwise end up in that 'someday garage sale'. It's a winning situation.
Some days the girls just ring the doorbell on their walk home from school to see how I am. They want nothing, they just come by to say hello and give a hug and just touch base, before heading home to finish their schoolwork. I think this is a rather endearing thing, an unusually grown up thing, and a very bonding thing that they do. They love to get into my house and my 'stuff' and just spend time with us.
The advent box is a project that Irenka and I did with Lara, at Bizzy B's. Not only is there candy in each little drawer, but also a few gifts of "lunch out - your choice", a "Kids movie - here or in the theater", "A trip to the ROM - dinosaurs and other things", "an afternoon of tea and cookies", and "an evening of board games".
This year, I'm invited to hear Teo sing in her school's Christmas choir concert. How sweet is that! I can't wait to see their faces this afternoon. It may perk up this very dark first day of December.