Monday, 9 January 2012

Bye Bye Christmas

Yesterday we took down the Christmas decorations, it being bad luck to keep them up after 7th January and all - well that was a big fail, seeing as yesterday was the 8th.  Lucky for us we're not superstitious and nor are we Catholic.  Naughtily, it's just convenient for me to use that tradition as a very handy time frame to get penguin boy into action and up that ladder to pack up all the decorations.  Works a treat, just in case you were wondering :)

The problem I now face is how to convince him that the 2 and a half hours we spent taking everything down was worth it.  Of course to me who lovingly unwrapped the wreaths from the banister to carefully wrapping up the various ceramic figures and ginger houses, it was definitely worth it.  The house looked so gay and colourful, it was inviting and homely.  To him he just saw "stuff" in boxes until the house was finally decorated and he along with the rest of us, oohed and ahhed over our efforts (mostly my sister's best friend Patty's efforts who was over on holiday).

So anyway he's being a drama queen, something about 2 and half hours of his evening and his life lost forever to taking down Christmas decorations blah blah, was it worth having them up yada yada.  After the magic of Christmas it just feels like hard work to him, my poor deluded honey - if he thinks that's hard work, wait till we have kids it'll probably take 6 hours to take them down hahahaha - I'll keep that tid bit to myself, he'll probably boycott Christmas altogether if he hears that ;)  Am I the only gal with a hubby allergic to excitement and enthusiasm? Anyway, here's a couple of pictures I'll show penguin boy come early November to remind him how great it looked last year.  I've got tons of photos but I won't bore you with all of them  :)

The tree all finished

This is my nephew who was visiting from Samoa.  I cannot describe how much I love him and just how much I miss him when we're not together.

The mirror in the hallway when you enter through the front door - I bought those lights for Halloween, red and dark but they looked fab for Christmas too lol

The bannister which Patty painstakingly put together - he's a little genius especially as all the wreaths were home made!

That's a close up of my nephews advent calendar - he'd never had one before and watching him run down every morning to eat that days sweetie was so cute.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Hello 2012 :)

Surprise, no New Years Resolutions this year! :)  

I mean, let's be honest, I always say I'll blog more frequently and don't, lose weight and *ahem* this year gained shammin!  And a host of all the other generic ones.

2012 is the year where I dust the cobwebs off plans that were put in storage whilst I waited to see where the economic downturn was headed last year.  This is one of the things I am most excited about - it's not earth shattering and won't bring world peace, but it'll be a tiny accomplishment for little old me.  I'm going to break out of my comfort zone and Ka-Zam out of my self built shell...hopefully it doesn't Ka-Boom back in my face, because I don't have a back up plan...not yet anyway!

To you, my lovely blog followers(*cough* 1 lol) and the ones I follow, I sincerely wish you a New Year of EPIC proportions.  Epic to everyone of us is defined by our own measurement of greatness - so whatever your measure is, whether it's the span of a new born babys hand to the vastness of the universe, may it be just that. I hope whatever journey you're on or will take sometime in the future, that you find whet you need.  May you have an infinite bucket of hope and faith to sustain you through the trials and tribulations that may come your way, Teflon shoulders so the unkindness and negativity slide off easier and the courage to dream bigger than you've dared to dream.  May you and your family, big or small find happiness in each other daily, contentment and fulfilment of being a family.  Greater still, I wish you the ability to love, be loved, find love and embrace love.  

Love, Peace and God's blessings for 2012.