We’ve spent this past weekend and the days of this week getting everything ready for our last Christmas in Germany. Cookies have been baked, the house decorated with a mish-mash of decorations from 4 different countries, paper snowflakes cut from old discarded books, favourite Christmas films watched in pajamas and gifts carefully wrapped in paper, decorated with scraps of thrifted fabric. Our little tree is slightly haphazard, I raided my jewelery box for necklaces instead of tinsel and there are no lights on the tree itself, but I love it anyway.
Mikey and I managed to brave the slushy snow and rain on Tuesday morning to take a bus out to a little mall nearby. Just taking the bus anywhere is full of excitement for a little boy who is slightly obsessed with public transport. I grabbed a few last minute stocking fillers, including a large bag of pretty coloured marbles and I know once they have been strewn about the floor and I’m tripping on them in the middle of the night I’ll regret that decision.
Things have been a little strained around here, since our difficult news back in November, the new year may bring a lot of big changes for us. Now we’re just waiting.
I’m looking forward to spending a lazy day with my little family, cooking up our Christmas dinner and watching Mikey open his gifts. This is going to be all from me until after Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful week and, if you celebrate it, a lovely Christmas.