Well hello peeps, and a very Happy December to you! I know I'm a day late, but I was caught up in a flurry of snowflakes yesterday and as a result the calendar turning and seasonal commentary has had to wait until today.
Yesterday, the first day of December, the weather here was gorgeous, very Decemberish indeed. In fact, I remembered it was remarkably similar to the first day of December last year :: a beautiful, frosty, truly cold winters day with sub zero temperatures. I popped my camera into my pocket when I went out to school in the morning, and on my walk back home I took a few snaps here and there of some icy frosted bits of nature. The sun was shining, and I really enjoyed looking at the detail of my surroundings as I ambled along. So much beauty when one slows right down and observes up close.
I took some early photos of my Attic view yesterday to share with you too...the above photo was taken at 07:23 just as the daylight was starting to creep in...
...slowly it got lighter...
...and more golden...
...until an hour later at 08:20 and we could see how freeeeeezing it looked outside!
Can't quite believe that we're now on the last page of this years calendars, can you? 2009 does seem to have been a speedy sort of a year if you ask me. I've really, really enjoyed writing my monthly Calendar posts this year, and love being able to look back on them to see how the year has progressed.
I'll be continuing on through next year too :: I've got four lovely, inspiring new 2010 calendars all ready and waiting for next month...ooooo can't wait!
So we're on the final page of the Bossy Calendar now....ahh such fun this calendar has been! I've loved it actually, loved reading the months instructions and deciding whether to obey commands or not. I see that today I'm being told to start decorating for Christmas....well....as it happens....been doing just that very thing to day as I strung up my star garland (more of that tomorrow). Not sure I can manage it every day, but I may just give it a go.
This months Ideal Homes calendar does not disappoint either, sooooo simple, yet so beautiful and seasonal, as all this years images have been. Its been a true pleasure this calendar and I'm looking forward to next years already.
Incidentally, if at any time you fancy a little seasonal review of the year gone by, you can find all my previous calendar posts by clicking on the "Calendar" category in my sidebar :: it's something I often enjoy doing in idle Moments of Reflection.
So..a little bit of an update on the progress of Bump24, growing nice and plump as you can see. I'm now at 32 weeks and doing OK :: a little weary and s:l:o:w for the most part, but OK. I'm really beginning the final countdown now I guess and truthfully it all still seems a little unreal at times. But I know in my heart I'm going to be so happy to finally meet this little baby next month. Exciting times ahead for sure.
But in between now and Babytime, we've got Christmas to contend with. I am as usual hopelessly behind with any sort of festive preparations, but I'm not feeling overly bothered about it this year.
Last week I brought down the little housey Christmas tin from the box of Christmas paraphenalia stored in the Attic, and filled it with little foil wrapped chocolate santas (much to the daily delight of the Little People who love to eat chocolate as soon as they get up). It's about as far as I've got to doing anything Christmassy around here (excepting the Snowflake production of course).
I spent a little time this morning looking back over last months photos and made up Novembers picture mosaic look....a bit of seasonal eye candy is always a Good Thing eh.
Right-o, I need to be away from my laptop now and off doing domestic things...lovely to see you as always, do feel free to stop by for a little creative Advent Ta-dah tomorrow...see you then...