December wasn’t as hectic a month this year as it usually is in our household.
By this time of year I’m usually wrapping presents, baking, and packing for Christmas at Nick’s family’s house.
However, now that we’ve moved to the UK, the lead up to Christmas is much slower paced.
So, here’s life lately in December;
I worked my way through my first advent calendar ever. I don’t know why I waited so long to get one. It’s the best excuse to eat chocolate everyday ever (like I really need an excuse!)
I’m currently reading The Dying Game by Asa Avdic. It’s about 7 people who have been put on a remote island to compete for a top-secret intelligence job. Part of the selection criteria is to see how they handle a staged murder, but from what I’ve just read it looks like a real murder has been committed. I’m very intrigued.
I finally watched the movie Lion, based on the book I read back in May. The movie was fantastic, and even though I knew what would happen it was still a tear jerker.
I still love online shopping. This month I’ve purchased items for Ryan’s new buggy, a griddle pan, a bookcase for Ryan’s room, and a book called Your Best Life Yet, which I’m hoping will set me on a better mood track then I’ve been in this month.
Due to our Munich Christmas plans falling through, we decided to do a road trip around Oxford and Birmingham instead. We visited Blenheim Palace, and the Frankfurt German Christmas Market and Magical Lantern Festival in Birmingham. It was good to get away as just the three of us.
For the first half of December I felt really crappy. I started each morning in a really bad mood, and it wasn’t a good feeling. I have no idea what was making me feel so rotten. All I can think the cause was is the time of year. It’s been a hectic year with moving from Australia, moving within the UK, Nick being away a lot, and missing my friends terribly. Christmas is the time of year where you spend time with your loved ones, and this year I couldn’t as they’re in another country.
I love the idea that I can start fresh next year and perhaps shake off this bad mood of mine. In the past I’ve used one little word to set the intention for my year, in fact it’s the reason I started this blog. My previous words of the year have been create, focus, and action.
Instead of one little word, next year I’m going to base my goals on a new book I’ve just purchased called Your Best Year Yet. I’ll let you know how this goes.
To treat my body better next year. This always seems to be a hope at this time of year. I don’t believe in diets, but everything in moderation. However, moderation hasn’t been my friend this year, so it’s time to incorporate more fruit and water into my life.
This month was about planning our Christmas meals, which was quite last minute. We managed to get bookings in Birmingham, wherewe all ate ourselves crazy.
Ryan is throwing little tantrums, which involve putting his head on the ground and crying whenever we take something off him, whenever another child tries to play with a toy he has, or even if another child just comes near a toy he has. It’s kind of cute, but I feel like these tantrums are going to grow in size the closer to two he gets.
Well that was December; it wasn’t too hectic, which I’m thankful for.
I hope your December and holiday period was just as peaceful.
Have a fantastic 2018, see you next year!