So many things happening at the moment. Mostly small, a few bigger ones. A first haircut. A final day at preschool. Putting up a Christmas tree for the first time in this new home. A birthday (mine). Eating blueberries straight off the bush in the back yard (that one was mostly Milla). Hanging pictures. Preparing for houseguests. Dinner with friends. Listening to carols. Baking. I made Blurb photo books with the family photos for 2010 and 2011. The spare room is now tidy enough that someone could sleep in it without running the risk of being crushed by an avalance of haberdashery.
There has been a bit of sewing too, there will be photos eventually. And I'm knitting a cardigan for a yet-to-be-finished doll. We're keeping Christmas simple this year, doing the bits we love, that make us happy (like the City of Sydney Christmas concert in Hyde Park, a real tree, decorating gingerbread houses with friends, easy catch ups with family) and ditching the bits that make things stressful (too many activities, Santa photos, shopping centres).
I'm looking forward to Christmas, and to taking some time out afterwards to spend with friends and family and go to the beach. We will eat mangos and leftover ham. And catch up on reading books, watching DVDs and lie in the hammock. Bliss.