taking stock ~ the Christmas edition

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Pinch and a punch and all that!

Well, here we are in December, last month of 2014 and I know I’m not alone in whipping my head around and wondering where the heck did that go!

We broke slightly with tradition and put the Christmas tree and associated detritus up on the weekend. We invested in new Christmas lights after an hour of stringing them up on the deck resulted in a rather less than awe-inspiring display when they came on in the evening. [We swear they were working when we tested them in the afternoon.]

And despite the fact the calendar has only just ticked over to December, we’ve already put quite the dent in the Christmas gift list. It’s a Christmas miracle!

So it’s now looking a lot like Christmas and you can easily impress the male members of the household by stringing some fairy lights through some gold tinsel which will apparently go down as the prettiest Christmas ever.

The first day of a new month is the perfect time for a little reflection and I’ve modified Pip’s “taking stock” list [you can see hers here] into a shorter version for me, because I’m feeling a little lazy this Monday morning.

Making … Christmas plans
Cooking … Lots of paleo-inspired meals
Drinking … Water
Reading … Mystery novels from the library
Wanting … Time to slow down but holidays to hurry up
Looking … For the perfect present
Playing … Music with the smalls
Enjoying … Summer evenings
Waiting … For Christmas
Liking … The longer days
Wondering … If I can stick with a photo challenge this month
Thinking … I probably won’t but will give it a try
Loving … The fact that my hayfever season appears to be over
Smelling … Gardenias
Admiring … Friends taking things in their stride
Buying … Christmas presents
Watching … My little ones grow up
Disliking … The hot weather
Snacking … On olives, nuts and cheese
Hearing … The birds early each morning
Wishing … I could be more organised.

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