Saturday 3 December 2016

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Like prior years, I am documenting my December in the footsteps of Ali Edwards.  I have my own process, which she encourages.  You'll find that every year I am caught up everyday in the first week of December.  However, if I am again like prior years, I'll be finishing this album in the Fall months.  I don't let that put me down.  I'll say it again though - I'd like to document my stories every evening in the very least.  Creating a page with pictures printed would be a bonus.

I look forward to sharing with you MY December 2016.
And so it goes.. why do I do it?

I went to bed last night, on the Eve of December, while the kids were still awake. I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.  I had too many deadlines and too much work to catch up on the past few days and it was hitting me hard.  With the intend to wake up with the birds, I fell quickly into dreamland.  Tomorrow is December. Everyone in this household was excited.

And here we are.  I didn’t get up with the birds but I did get up before the sun.  It feels like December now.  A blanket of snow outside with paw prints from the day before.  They say 10 to 15 centimetres tonight. Will tomorrow be the first snow day?

I promised that we would decorate the tree tonight.  Something that Jane is so excited for. Jack on the other hand is more excited for Bucko, the elf to arrive and to dig into his advent calendar. I get the sense that even Rooney the dog is excited because she’s at my feet while I type… this is a far cry from her usual sloth stature taking over our king size bed refusing to budge until well after everyone is up.

You can feel it in the air.  The jingle. But you can also feel the hustle and bustle.  I love it. Everything about it.  I love the gatherings. I love the shopping deals.  I love all the food. Oh… the food! I love the effort that everyone puts in to connect.  It’s the time of month when memories are made.

So what’s my reason why? Why am I documenting my December? I am not sure.  I do wonder why I waste time and money on all, this not to mention I’ll have to buy a new house just to store them all.  But like many things, it fills me up.  I simply enjoy it.  If something makes you happy, there’s no need to look further for any other reason.  Isn’t that what we are all looking for? Happiness.

So Hello December 2016. I am so happy you’ve arrived.