Ho ho ho... ho... ho. Yeah, ho.
That's just me getting into the Christmas spirit. As you can imagine, it feels a little like someone has attached a dimmer switch to my usual festive brightness. But shine on, I will.
It was rather telling when LOML mentioned that the 'giant star surrounded by wreath' combo that I'd worked up for the fireplace looked like a Communist symbol. Rather telling. I quite liked it, but didn't want the neighbours to get the wrong impression, so I changed it to the scene you see above. There's stars and silver and deer and green bits. That's cheery enough, right? I can do this, right?
I'm okay. Really I am. In actual fact, this week I'm grateful for...
302. Lights - all the Christmas lights that are popping up everywhere are just lifting my spirits. Is it possible to be glum when hundreds of shiny lights are making your eyes twinkle? I am this close to throwing a Santa up on the roof and running some multi-coloured icicle lights over the carport.*
303. Adventure - we are packing to go camping as a family for the very first time ever tomorrow. Luckily we are going with my sister C, a seasoned camper and all-round good sport and we're camping at Tricia's, fellow good sport. They will be kind.
304. Organisation - we finally have everyone moved into the bedroom they are meant to be in and I have a dedicated office-slash-playroom to do my work-from-home work in. Every office needs a built-in playroom. It only took us 18 months to find the time to do it all. I'm saving the kids' bedroom 'reveals' (ha!) for after I get my DSLR for Chrissy... Yes! I'm getting a real-live proper camera. Crappy photographer me is going to make myself be good at pictures! So, the idea is I'll shoot the rooms so I can practice on something that doesn't move first...
Oh, and if you haven't 'liked' Maxabella loves... (that's me) (just in case you forgot where you were for a second) (happens to me all the time) on Facey... please do. I update little things over there sometimes that you might be interested in and it's fun to have a conversation. Always up for one of those!
What's got you grateful this week?
* We don't actually have a carport. Which is probably just as well...