We had a busy third Sunday of Advent. It was Nelson's birthday and the day to decorate the tree! I began the day by getting Christmas cookie dough in the refrigerator so we would have our traditional spice cookies when decorating and then moved on to a chocolate birthday cake and lentil stew. The kitchen smelled delicious.
After Nelson's birthday dinner we sat with all the fundraising letters we have received. I had kept a big envelope in the kitchen and just tossed them in when they arrived over the past couple of months. There were probably around 15 and they ranged from social service organizations to historic preservation groups.