How are you all doing? I hope things are good in your part of the world.
I’m on a new treatment. I’ve been really sick but apparently that’s quite normal in the beginning. I hope it’ll pass and that I’ll be able to tolerate it. Please keep your fingers crossed or pray or talk to angels or what ever you believe will help. I’d be so grateful. I know it was partially down to the power of positive thinking that I turned the corner during the summer, so any kind of positivity you can send my way will be welcomed with open arms and so so so appreciated.
As you may know I’m slightly addicted to Christmas. I love the decorations, family time and the whole buzz that comes along with it.
I wasn’t sure how many trees I’d manage to put up this year. I’d settled on three in my head, as my energy levels are just so low.
But my two angels Sacha and Kim stepped up to the plate. Sacha and hubby helped with the dragging of trees from the basement to the various rooms. We all decorated the one in the living room (as is our tradition). Then Kim went berserk! She did the outside lights and brought up all my old friends from the penguin family to a multitude of Santa’s, snowmen and garlands.
She even pulled a 7 foot tree up to the top of the house and decorated it (at 1.00am because she’s a night owl) as a surprise!
It’s probably conditioning or brainwashing or what ever you want to call it, but my kids have been battered by the sparkly, twinkling Christmas stick since they were born! They helped without being asked and have turned the house into a winter wonderland. It looks as if Christmas danced in our gate and came to the front door exploded all over our house! Hurray!
I’m so grateful to Sacha and Kim for all the effort, it really cheered me up. Some gifts cannot be bought and this was one of those. Cian even helped a bit too. He who hates Christmas! So I know I’m very lucky to have such caring Christmas elves living in my house.
I have matching Christmas jumpers for us and I’m going to beg for a photo at some point, but that may be pushing it too far!
Wherever you are, I hope the spirit of Christmas and the glittering sparkle it brings has hit you right between the eyes.
The countdown is well and truly on! I think I’m finished my Christmas shopping. But having said that, I always keep going until the big day arrives. I can’t help it. I’ll never be the richest person in the graveyard. My excuse is that I’m stuck at home because I’m neutropenic so I have to do it on line. I work on a computer while I’m writing and every now and again something or someone pops into my head and I have to get one more little thing!
Also, in the shop-a-holic rule book, (ok it doesn’t exist but it’s in my head!) says it doesn’t count if you’re buying for someone else. So that means I’ve bought practically nothing. How virtuous am I?
Happy shopping to you. May the force be with you.
I’ll show you our Christmas trees – remember there’s no such thing as too much glitter and you can never have too many decorations!
Bye for now, love, angel kisses and Christmas lights