One month to go

Christmas Day is in one month, which is unbelievable in so many ways. The year is winding down and Christmas is taking over everywhere.

Last year I was sort of into the Christmas spirit, this year I am actually excited. I have downloaded Christmas music (the kid is enamoured with Jingle Bells), I have started my baking (aided by my new stand mixer, a Christmas gift I was allowed to open early), the lights are up despite the fact that Joe doesn’t like doing the decorating before December 1.

I have been all over Pinterest finding crafts we can do to make the house more festive (Melted snowmen, Christmas lights, wreaths). I have done most of my shopping (and if anyone has a suggestion for what to get my Dad, I would love a few).

I’m excited to get the house decorated, get our tree and settle in to our new living room – the living room where we will be spending Christmases for the next few decades – with the tree lights glowing and the fireplace on and a mug full of Ovaltine.

Though based on the fact that the kid already tried to open the box containing her Daddy’s present, we might not put anything under the tree until Christmas Eve after she goes to bed.

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