There are days when all it takes to make me happy is an email.
Just to let you know that I have finished running the world (for the time being) from Madagascar, and will be returning home to you and ours, tomorrow.
Best Regards, Mr Dear Husband
The stress levels dropped back to normal… that is my normal stress level, which would be the equivalent of being held hostage during a bank hold-up for anyone else.
With the load lightened, I found my second wind. The night was young, the kidlet tucked up in bed, and Bing Crosby was warbling away on the iPod. Time to do a few chores. It started with another batch of Christmas cookies, I had prepared the dough earlier, so this was very satisfying:
Last weekend, I was given some gorgeous new decorations made from Felt. who knew you could do so much with Felt. This doesn’t look complicated, but it fell off about a dozen times while I was putting it up and was christened with flood of choice words! Remember those felt picture games we had as kids? I loved those:
What do you do with a glass vase and an abundance of Christmas tree ornaments? Well you shove them all together, add some lights and Hey Presto! Magic! Ok, maybe not magic… man, you are a tough crowd.
Once I started, I couldn’t stop. More things needed to be sorted, and I was wide awake. Tackled the cupboard with the Christmas stash next. I think we might have enough now?
Found this little Gingerbread house, just waiting to be put together, but my eyes were starting to get heavy and I was beginning to change lyrics to Bing’s tunes… and some of them weren’t very Christmasy at all. Bing would have blushed!
Left the Pepparkakshus house for another day… oops! it is already ‘another day’, and in just four hours I would be listening to the wake up call of the German weather report on the radio alarm. An odd collection, redistributed to accommodate Christmas decorations, greeted me on the way to bed. I always like to say “it takes all kinds”… and in this house, we have them all. Good night. Sleep tight…
Oooooooooh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightfuuuuuuul
And since we've no place to goooooooooo
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!