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Friday, December 24, 2010

My Christmas 'grateful' list

Things I am enjoying about this time of year:

Icicles and the fun of watching them grow!

The biggest window on the advent calendar, I can still feel the excitement and anticipation of wanting to see what's inside as if I was small again.

Looking back at the good things that have happened this year.

The luxury and good fortune of pottering in the kitchen, making Christmas food that we don't really need but is fun to make.

Turkish Delight, the box of it beckoning from the side table in the sitting room! Small Sprog has some now, he is lying prostrate on the fur throw on the old sofa, Turkish Delight held high, before liking off all the icing sugar and then devouring it. Decadence indeed!

Feeling the stress of work wash slowly away.

Close friends and loved ones, spending happy times together. There's nothing like joint celebrations to bring everyone together. I loved my present wrapping evening with my girl friends, which turned into a very late night!

Watching Small Sprog on his home made sledge whizz dangerously about screaming, or is it me screaming?

Planning! There's nothing like having a project and a list!

The hope that this time of year brings, not just for what is under the tree but for the coming year ahead.

The excitement of children. My lovely children, sometimes I feel as though my heart will burst. At others I feel the normal things like 'Oh for goodness sake!'

Not being at work. Waking in the morning with out having to set the alarm.

The bliss of sitting in bed, radio on and a large cup of steaming tea on the bedside table.

Simple pleasures all. I am content and making the most of the next 48 hours before my children go away...
Merry Christmas
I know this time of year can be sometimes far from perfect, take heart in
 the fact that things never stay the same forever.

 May all your hopes come true.


Steve said...

Now that's a great Christmas list - not the things we want, but the things we already have. Have a lovely Christmas with your special ones.

Suburbia said...

Thanks Steve :-)

BS5 Blogger said...

Delightful! X

Elizabeth said...

Happy Christmas, dear Suburbia.
Lots of love to you and your children who must be growing up apace.........
loved your Mum and the dog story.
All best wishes for a wonderful 2011

Working Mum said...

OMG I've forgotten the Turkish Delight!!

I think your list is wonderful and follows my mum's motto "count your blessings by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall"

Merry Christmas to you and yours

WM x

Saz said...

thinking of you Sub..
happy days for you...

saz xx

Maggie May said...

A very Merry and peaceful Christmas to you all.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

nick said...

That's a great list. Glad you and SS are enjoying yourselves. I like icicles too, not as messy as snow. And is TG warming to a slightly different Christmas?

Casdok said...

Sounds just perfect.
Merry christmast and a very happy new year 8)

Rose said...

A lovely post, Suburbia! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying more of the simple life this week.

Furtheron said...

brilliant list...

I've not been doing my gratitude list as much as I should be...