For each of the four fasting periods of the Liturgical Year (Nativity Fast , Great Lent, Apostles Fast, and Dormition Fast), I try to deep clean the house. Though I had my cleaning schedule all mapped out beginning December First, I really only started today. The little ones and I cleaned the master bathroom, our family closet, and master bedroom. I was also able to line the drawers in the bathroom vanities, which is something that I've wanted to do for awhile. We weeded out some clothing that no longer fit and tossed some of the junk that always seems to accumulate - no matter how vigilant I try to be!
Lest you think it was all cleaning and no fun, we went to story hour today which is the highlight of my children's week! Miss Allison handed out jingle bells to dance and jump around with, read Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and helped all the children make handprint Christmas Trees and decorate them with sticker ornaments!