The tree is up, the lights are out and the Thymes Frasier Fir candle is lit–it must be Christmas time!
I’m feeling a bit more “into the festive season” this year. Last year, it was far too mild and overall I just found it difficult getting into the swing of things. I have found celebrating Christmas harder since I moved away, but as the years go on (cripes, I’ve been here for FOUR years now!) we have started new traditions. The huz even relented and bought some outdoor Christmas lights! He even put them up himself. I’m sure I will continue to push my luck on that front!
It snowed today for the first time in maybe two years. It stuck to the ground and everything! It was deeper in some areas unlike in the above picture, but it was pretty slushy and already turning dirty and grey. Still, it was nice to have a lazy Sunday indoors, go for a wintry walk and bake some banana bread in the evening.
I’m working on the days following Christmas and Boxing Day, but it sounds like it’ll be a pretty chill time prior to that. We’ll go to the in-laws’ for dinner, I’ll bring along a batch of nanaimo bars (or “neemo bars” as the Brit family incorrectly calls them!) and there will be a few gifts to exchange (are we really done shopping already??…well, I’m not). Oh right, and we have a Christmas Day geocaching event to attend in Barnwood Park which is always a good time.
2017 certainly whizzed on by at a scarily fast pace, but I am so ready for 2018 to be here and to let the good times roll.
Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah / Joyous Kwanzaa