Sunday, 9 December 2018

I took Lucy for a walk yesterday afternoon on the paths behind our house.  It was four but already the light was waning, painting the sky beautiful colors.

I put up my Christmas tree yesterday and wrapped some presents to put under it.  I hate putting up the tree but always enjoy it so much when it's up.  I love unwrapping all of the old ornaments and taking a wander down memory lane.  I have one ornament from Katie's first Christmas, a photo of her at six months, inside a tiny frame.  It's hard to believe she was so little.

So I'm baking cookies, sending off a few cards to people overseas and decorating the house.  It feels more like Christmas.  We went to our Christmas party on Friday night which was nice.  I had a glass of wine which is enough to enjoy but not enough to tell people how I really feel about them, although I'm pretty sure my face and body language does that for me. 

Our medical director however got pretty drunk and in a speech told us all that he's trying harder, he's kind of a dick.  He and I are a lot alike I think which is why we clash so much.  Not sure if he knows that.  

My bathroom reno is finished so I have a toilet in my bathroom again which is nice.  A little paint touch up today and it's done.  

Today I'm thankful for a peaceful home, filled with love.


  1. And that is truly something to be thankful for. My grandkids and their mamas just left after an epic pancake brunch and the house is destroyed and I am in an excellent mood and am grateful for all of it.
    So much snow where you are! It is beautiful.

  2. I hate putting up the tree too. Yesterday I managed to bring the tree down from the loft and fit it together. So now we have an artificial green tree in the hall with nothing on it. Maybe I'll motivate myself to out some lights on it today. Maybe not.

  3. "I had a glass of wine which is enough to enjoy but not enough to tell people how I really feel about them" made me laugh. Wise choice to stick to one!

  4. Our tree isn’t yet up but I’m beginning to feel the panic of getting Christmas gifts! Lovely that the holiday spirit has come to your home. Hope to join you soon.

  5. Thank you for sharing your peaceful home. When I looked at your photo of the snowy landscape and sky, I thought of this:

    A Belt of Venus in a snowy landscape?

  6. A toilet in your bathroom. Boy can I relate! I have a bathtub too. It's grand.