Thursday, 20 December 2012
crafting like a mad woman to get all my projects finished by Christmas Eve (which is when we celebrate here). Right now, there are 3 aprons finished, I am half way through a batch of felt cookies, and Lucy's rag doll is bald and faceless. I can do this! (It's the imperfection in handmade things that makes it special, right?)
listening to Celtic Woman's A Christmas Celebration and thinking of my sister Katie (love!).
making lots and lots of confectionery to be enjoyed Christmas Eve with the whole family (and just a little bit beforehand, too!)
feeling tired of taking photos and trying to make them into a December album. The day to day business of it is overwhelming. An overview works much better for me than a daily record.
praying for those families who are devastated and grieving after last week's tragedy, feeling it most especially when I look into the face of my 5 year old, who is excitedly counting down the days until Christmas. I can not imagine how they will make it through this Christmas, but I can pray for them.
eating "lebkuchen", a German gingerbread and peppermint chocolate. Bliss!
enjoying playing games with the children after dinner. The current favourite is Vildkatten, an observation game.
surviving another visit from a cheeky Christmas Elf, this time from Alexander's classroom, who jumped so much that the living room furniture got turned upside down and Duplo was spread all over the floor, and who turned our milk GREEN!
yearning for a simpler life, and wondering how I can go about making it happen.
thinking about what I want to focus on in the new year and determined to make some goals to make sure I get there. Reaching those goals is a completely different matter!
disappointed by the terrible photos I keep taking. The light here hates me. And I don't know what I'm doing. It doesn't help that the sun hides all day long and that I need to keep the lights on to see what I'm doing.
excited about spending lots of time with family over the weekend and into next week. My sister in law is coming home from Australia with her (Australian!) boyfriend, who I've yet to meet. Christmas will bring fun, food, laughter, food, games, food, hygge and more food! It's going to be great.
wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate at this time of year), and a peaceful and relaxing break.