First Week of Advent Plans, Part 1

Well, the bins are not out and the tree is not up.  *sigh*  Life keeps happening.  I have a metal spiral tree in the garage that was once a display in my bookstore .  I will bring that in today to use while we wait for the real tree to go up.  It has been raining and Chief is not excited about dealing with a wet tree, so the wire tree may be here a while.  I’ll also take a peek to see if I can get to the Advent/Christmas storage bins (they’ll be easy to see: Advent bins are purple and Christmas are red and green… the rest of my bins are blue and white and other non-Advent/Christmas colors.  The question that remains is whether or not they will be easy to get to, even if I can see them!)

I only have Mon-Wednesday planned out. I do have a rough idea of Thursday – Saturday and will get those lists finished and put up soon.

I think, too, that throughout Advent and Christmas these lists will suffice as my “5mart Martha (and Mary)” posts as they will cover just about everything!🙂

Monday 30 November:

Craft:

St Andrew the Apostle ornament

Prayer

Collect for 1st Sunday of Advent
Advent wreath readings and prayers for 1st week of Adven
Rosary

Reading

Children’s bio of St Andre
Legend of the Tinsel or the Tree/Cobwebs (one of those)

Baking

Sugar Cookies in “X” shape (St Andrew’s Cross)

(I will make enough dough to use throughout the week)

Just for Fun

Advent Wreath Coloring page
Santa coloring page

Cleaning:

(in addition to regular tidying and cleaning housework, I plan to do some spring Advent cleaning along the way to prepare our home for the Coming of the Lord.)

The laundry room and baking cabinet

Tuesday, 1 December:

Craft:

St Edmond Campion ornament
Jesse Tree ornament: Creation

Prayer:

Collect for 1st Sunday of Advent
Advent wreath readings and prayers for 1st week of Advent
Rosary

Reading:

From Making a Jesse Tree

Bio of St Edmond

Baking:

Chocolate Crinkles

Just for Fun:

Paper chains

Cleaning:

The toy/play room

2 December:

Craft:

St. Bibiana ornament
Jesse Tree ornament:  The Fall/Adam and Eve

Prayer:

Collect for 1st Sunday of Adven
Advent wreath readings and prayers for 1st week of Advent
Rosary

Reading:

from Making a Jesse Tree
Bio of St Bibiana
Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Baking:

Apple shaped sugar cookies

Just for Fun:

Cut out snowflakes for our windows

Cleaning:

Windows

About becomewhatyouare

Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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