Time seems to have slowed down to a crawling pace and we are reveling in it. Although my poor husband has to make an appearance at work for a few days, we still enjoyed several days with him and will enjoy several days with him again as the New year approaches.
It was mostly a homemade Christmas and our efforts were very well received. This solidified our resolve to make 2015 a homemade/handmade gift only year for every occasion.
We were also able to spend some quality time with my parents, my sister, brother-in-law and niece that we so rarely get to see. Picking up my niece early in the morning for nature walks has been a wonderful treat. And getting to enjoy slow family dinners and fun outings have been a blessing. The weather so far had been so unseasonably hot (reaching 10’C / 50 ‘F) that we have lost much of our snow. But the spring-like heat on our faces was just so amazingly energizing.
There was a lot of peaceful and productive mommy and daddy time as well : Garden planning for next Spring, Checking seed inventories, preparing seed orders and talking about general projects to be accomplished before the growing season starts. There was wood carving for him, knitting for me. I even got to finish a project and start a new one for myself if you can believe that! Lots of baking, lots of cooking and just generally enjoying being at home together.
So as you can see, our holidays have turned out pretty much how we were hoping and for that I will be eternally grateful. There is no better sign from the Universe that this path we have chosen is the one that is best for us. My head is a buzz with intentions for the new year… I’ve never been more confident of myself heading into it.
I hope all of you are having the holidays that you had hoped for.