Also- Christmas is coming. I should be home ~1 week from now, almost to the hour! I have a rather tiny Christmas tree- but I've received a lot of tree-type decorations this year...so I've been putting it "up on the furniture" (thanks 3ck!). (One new example!)
We have snow again. I don't think the weather does things in halves or partial measures around here. When we get snow it seems to be at least 10 cm at a time. It's fun. I like snow. They also seem to know how to clear roads around here- that makes me happy.
I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. I get to attend a party this weekend, have a close friend exchange next week, spend Christmas Eve with friends/family at church and elsewhere, and then after celebrating Christ's birth next Thursday, God willing I'll be flying home.
I pray that you have a wonderful advent while awaiting Christmas.