Haven't seen my Magi since before my wedding on November 5. I'm verklempt about finding Sarum blue candles for my advent wreath at this late date.
Autumnal decor must be loaded back into their bins and Advent decor brought out. (Of course I have Advent-specific decor and Advent-specific music and Advent-specific books!) I'm coming down the homestretch of writing a book and just agreed to a December 9 deadline for three chapters of the next. These are, by the way, all very high class problems and I'm grateful to have them.
I was making myself crazy(er) by thinking about how totally unprepared I am for Advent until I had this mini-revelation: Advent is all about preparation...watchful waiting...being open to wondrous mystery which cannot be planned in advance.
This is me, smacking the heel of my hand upside my own forehead. Turns out I really am prepared for Advent. Superbly prepared. How about you?