Merry Christmas people!
It's our first Christmas, as a community and it's amazing how much of a difference this blog has made both to me and to others. I'm constantly in awe.
I had absolutely no plans to write this post. And I haven't even logged on to my blog or uttered the word blog in about three days!, which is a bit of a record to be honest.
But I really do feel so connected this community and so I thought I should drop a line!
How did your celebrations go!?
I received one of the items on my wish list (every possible item was on my list anyway) so I'm quite pleased. And for the first time, we snapped a Christmas cracker at home. It's not an activity I was used to, and I recall the first office Christmas party I attended, and how aloofed I was when it was time to snap the Christmas cracker. I had no idea what was going on!
This is Tee and I's third christmas married. We usually spend the day with his extended family in London with lots and lots of food! No jokes, I took so much left overs and barely had to cook, till l the first week in January.
This time however, we spent it by ourselves and I had to cook (hey, not complaining!)
For some reason I also felt like baking some home-made bread! I haven't done this in at least six years so I have no idea why I suddenly craved it. Well needless to say, it was no where near perfect - a knife couldn't even go through it and a bit of it, almost hurt my upper gum. But i still really enjoyed it, and was so happy I baked.
Thankfully, the rest of the lunch turned out way better! But I've definitely overdone it and clearly afraid of stepping on the scale.
Judging from the Instagram stories, I think many people are having a great holiday. But remember to avoid social media comparison! Also spare a thought and prayer for those who for whatever reason are unable to share in some Christmas joy this season.
Finally, I saw a Christmas movie a couple of days ago, and a marketing agency was trying to sell the idea of Christmas 365 - to encourage everyone to be in such high spirits all the 365 days of the year!
I think that'll be amazing. The atmosphere of love and joy coupled with generous hearts! And for Christians, the conscious realisation that Jesus is the reason. Not just this season, but everyday!
On that note, may the true joy of Christmas be with you always!
Let's raise our imaginary glasses to our first Christmas, and hopefully many many more!
Thank you for reading and for being here.
I'll spend the rest of the day speaking to family, watching a Christmas movie or two and definitely having lots of green tea (to sort of balance out my over-eating!)
How did your Christmas go? Share with us!