You have no idea how glad I am that it is December!
December for us means summer holidays, time with family and friends, a more relaxed way of living. We only have two weeks left until work wraps up for the year and then its three weeks of rest and recover. The end of 2017 has been a slog and I’m so looking forward to the time off.
Willow will be going to spend a few days with her grandparents. I’m looking forward to this because it will give me a few days to get my house in order before the holidays. I will be finishing up making Christmas presents, going through all the toys and donating the ones that don’t get played with the charity (I try to do this every year as we get so many toys for Christmas and Willow’s birthday) and just catching up on housework and things that have been neglected in recent days.
Then I’m off to get Willow before visiting with my parents for a few days and then we’ll be having a huge extended family Christmas gathering in the Lowveld. My sister will be here until New Years and its the first time we will have her around for Christmas in years. I’m really looking forward to it.
This weekend we will be off to see my parents. My dad has just had a knee operation and the trouble with living in different parts of the country is that we weren’t able to be there for him when he was in the hospital. Luckily my baby sister was able to come out for a visit and I will be leaving my middle sister with my folks when I head back to Joburg. So they have some backup!
I hope you have a great weekend and that the lead up to the festive season is full of fun and excitement for you. Chat soon! Xx
Purchase of the week: I took my sister to my favourite fabric store and things got a little out of hand. The good news is that I bought everything I need for my Christmas gifts, the bad news is I bought quite a few ‘extras’ that place is my downfall. But what I’m most excited about is this gorgeous grey French terry with foiled stars on it. I may or may not have bought enough to make Willow and I matching sweatshirts…
Product of the week: Yay, for sisters who come bearing gifts! I got some Asian beauty goodies form both of them including two Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealers, two Kate feather mascaras, two H&M single eyeshadows and enough sheet masks to keep me in stock for months!! #spoiled.
Project of the week: I finished up my second Highlands wrap dress (it’s even better than my first one!) and started working on my Christmas gifts for the little girls in our family. I\’m starting to get in the festive mood now.
Random: Time has never felt more fluid than it does right now. With the holidays looming ahead of us these weeks seem to have slowed to a crawl and I am seriously lagging. But I know that as soon as I am on holiday the days will fly past at lightning speed.
Best moment: I went out to dinner with my sisters on Wednesday, just the three of us and it was so much fun. I don’t think we’ve ever done that. We have always been at such different stages of life and different places (different cities and continents) that we’ve not had many opportunities to just chill as a trio. It was pretty awesome.
Looking forward to: seeing my dad, getting my gifts under my belt (making making, making) and then relaxing! Yay!