Why did I say "luckily"? Because I'm one of those mental people who loves winter. Loves! And this weather, combined with feeling a bit crappy, is just perfect for staying inside and sewing.
Other non-dampeners to my day included keeping my girl home from school to have a mental health break from all of the girls-are-mean nonsense (we had a great slow day), seeing a family member from Vancouver for a quick cuppa, my girl doing some great artwork (photos later), reading (and watching) "James and the Giant Peach" and getting started on my Christmas wrapping.
Shall I terrify you with the words "26 days until Christmas"?
I have one present left to buy, but that is actually for Poppet's birthday in January. Otherwise I am done.
Thoughts turn now to gingerbread houses, Christmas trees and trying to figure out if I really don't like eggnog. Jury's out, shall try some other recipes. I mean, it has alcohol in it, what's not to love?!
Our Pin-Ups group has a couple of great boards going at the moment for the Christmas lead up.
This one focuses on wrapping your pressies in a lovely creative fashion. I'm afraid I never quite manage this, though I do love to gaze at other people's efforts.
|This picture was pinned by Jessica from Whoa Mama over here.|
And this board has some lovely handmade decorating ideas for Christmas. Lots of lovely things to do with your kids over the coming weeks, whether you live in a hot or cold climate.
I am particularly partial to this one...
|This advent calendar was created and pinned by Maryanne at Sammy and Lola over here.|
And you can check out our boards here and here.
For me, the cold climate has always been an essential part of Christmas. But I've probably only seen a handful of Christmases in my life which haven't included a swimming pool.
Yay for Christmas in Toronto. Let's hope it's a white one!