Oh, a downpour here! Tree got inside just in time. I'm so glad I accomplished that ahead of a wet and cold time, since it would have probably set us back a while. I had noticed the wind was picking up.
I sent an email to dd19, with the potential verse in case she actually wanted to letter that. But I told her no need - we can do that with a nice font. She lettered "Merry Christmas" as part of the lower part of her sketch as she first drew it. Maybe seeing this, she will get interested in finishing quickly. I can't say too much ... .. she has a test tonight, for instance, tomorrow a long class, Friday an exam. I know she's overwhelmed.
Wanted to tell that dd19 asked the blessing at our large Thanksgiving get-together and was not hurried or nervous. It wasn't that long ago that she wouldn't agree to ask it in front of anyone beyond "just us". It's not that I obsess about the blessing, I hope, but I do want each one to feel confident that we all really do want them to ask it. When they head out into the world and may have this request again, I want it to feel comfortable to them.