It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…
December 21, 2009, 8:49 am
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…which is no surprise given it’s just days away now.

But seriously, just a few days ago I was worried it wasn’t going to happen. Emerging from a book is like emerging from a cave to find the grass has grown long, the weeds have seized control of the garden and your hair – omg – you hair kind of explodes in a very unaesthetically pleasing way.  So it’s been mowing time all over. Along with preparing for our Christmas guests. We have family coming to join us for lunch, and it will be the traditional (or traditional for us) Aussie mix of hot and cold, that works well for a climate where it could be anything from 19-42C.

We’re having Christmas lunch under the pergola this year. Weather forecast says 25C and that is looking good – especially after Wednesday’s forecast 40C – so for once we’ve nailed the perfect day to be outside. So when the dh chopped down a feral pine yesterday, we thought it would be perfect to have it, not in the lounge/dining room as per usual, but outside, where we’ll be enjoying the celebration. Here’s how it looks now the girls have had their first go at it…

I know we’ll miss the scent of freshly cut pine inside the house but it will be fabulous to have the tree there with us on the day. There’s still a way to go with decking it out, there are coloured lights to be wound around the beams and more tinsel than you can throw a stick at, but I think it looks like Christmas is just around the corner and I love it.

Tomorrow’s tasks, before the weather really heats up, include making shortbread and our Christmas cake, along with some last minute shopping.

And then I think we’re ready! I can’t believe it’s Christmas already. I can’t believe 2009 is almost at a close.  Looking back, it’s been a good year for my family. We’ve had our downs, but we’ve had our ups as well, and more important than anything, we’re still here all together as a family come year end. I am blessed.

I hope you’ve had a year that you can reflect on with some satisfaction and that your life has been blessed in some way. And I hope that 2010 offers you peace, joy and good health in abundance.

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Hi Trish

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Still frantically running around preparing for tomorrow. Now if only the weather in Sydney would behave all will be right!

Comment by Janette

Thank you Janette! I hope you managed to get everything done and you can now relax.

Have a great day and best wishes,

Trish

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