This is the best part of Christmas. The before part. When everyone is happy and full of joy and smiles and festive cheer. The anticipation of what’s to come. The sound of corny Christmas songs floating through the air.
I love it.
Though, to be completely honest, I haven’t embraced this Christmas as much as I wanted to. I REALLY wanted to throw myself into a festive whirlwind with myself in the middle, as calm and serene as a … erm... a calm and serene person (*brain fail*).
BUT, it hasn’t quite worked out that way and I’ve had a few really cranky moments, lots of snappy snipes at Kalani and Dan, and one or two full blown meltdowns.
However, all that’s about to change.
Tonight a very good friend arrives to spend Christmas with us, and that makes me so happy. I’m smiling as I type this.
Today is my last day of work until next year - and Kalani’s last day of daycare as well. That means that for over a week I can let him sleep late in the mornings without worrying if we’re going to be late for work. We can take our time over everything instead of constantly rushing around trying to fit our lives into the too short days.
We’re pretty much ready for the big day - the tree is decorated, most of the presents are purchased and wrapped, the lights are lit and the house is warm and cosy.
And now I’m going to relax and soak up the festive happy vibes. Life is good.
So Merry Christmas to all of you, and thank you for being here with me during the last year. Doing this keeps me sane, particularly knowing that you’re reading and caring and sending back love. Mushy stuff I know, but it really helps, so a big big thank you.
And lots and lots of hugs