Dolce Far Niente

16 December 2013


If you have actually seen or read Eat Pray Love the title above may resonate with you. Monday always seems to roll around a lot faster than Friday. Not that I have a job to go to but I really enjoy the weekends for church, small group, and spending time with my beloved. This weekend was lovely I saw my small group members for what will be the last time this year at a Christmas party. We played tons of games and ate delicious food that was catered by a husband and wife team. What I love about my small group is that though we are all of different ages and walks of life we are like a family. I will miss them all dearly but I am excited for a change in pace - which means I will have a few weekend to enjoy with absolutely nothing to do. In Italian the sweetness of doing nothing is called Dolce Far Niente.


But I can't enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing just yet. The weekend is gone and we are even closer to Christmas so I am back to scratching things off my to do lists. SIGH....I can't wait until my list is empty oh how I long for the weekend to come again.

OLD Wishes

Organize my Desk 
FAIL, it's chaos I wish I could throw everything away.

Do Laundry 
PASSED, but it's back.

Mail Out Christmas Cards 
PASSED, check your mailboxes

Start Shopping 
PASSED, shopped both online and in store.

Plan a Christmas Meal 
FAIL, sitting down to do it this week.

Find A service project to do with Mr.FixIt 
PASSED, purchased a few gifts for some sweet boys and girls.

NEW Wishes

Organize Desk
Mail Christmas Gifts
Clean Up Kitchen & Living Room
Do Laundry
Plan Christmas Dinner Menu

Your Turn: As we get closer to Christmas what is still on your to do list?

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great time with your small group. Love their home too...beautiful!

    For to do's: I've got to do some shopping for the hubs TODAY! Wish I could come help you organize! We'd whip that desk into shape in no time. Maybe you can go online to the Container Store for some motivation. That place can light a fire under your arse like nothing else!

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  2. I love "Dolce Far Niente" and deeply wish I was better at it. I always think of other things I could be or should be doing. This week I need to get my presents wrapped and my Christmas Cards into the mail or else they are going to end up being New Years cards lol.

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  3. beautiful tree!!! I'm just trying to make it through the week :) :) :)

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  4. The Eat Pray Love quote made me smile. I need to start packing so I can go back home.

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  5. I have soooo much left to do! I need to collaborate with Santa on a few gifts for the hubs. I need to mail out cards. I have 2 HUGE bags of laundry to put away and mail to go thru (boring student loan stuff). I also want to do a big purge/organization of drawers and closets before the new year......You know how it is--never done! Trying to not get too distracted from the beauty of the holiday xoox

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  6. It sounds like a wonderful weekend! That home is beautiful!

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  7. i yi yi yi yi. The better question is "what don't you have to do this week before Christmas?" I had company over all weekend (old college roommate and her three girls who are under 5) so I pushed everything off until after this weekend was over. Now I find myself in panic mode. I host Christmas at my house for my dad's side of the family Saturday and this year we decided that you had to come dressed as a Christmas movie character. I still need to plan what we will eat, prizes awarded for best costume, games, etc. I think I will just take a nap and think about it later :)

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  8. Gorgeous home! My list has order meds and book rental car for Denver. Not quite the same but on my list just the same.

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  9. So beautiful!! My mom is cooking Prime Rib for Christmas dinner I do believe...

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