The first of December, I think, would have to be my most favourite day of December. I think I like it even more than Christmas day itself. Mainly due to the fact that certain members of my extended family go way over the top with presents and food. It has always annoyed me as I’ve always seen it as a waste, but even more so since I started my hippy journey.
My husband has a rule that NO Christmas decorations can be put up until 1st December under any circumstances. So given that he worked all day today (5.30am until 4pm), Miss 3 and I had to wait all day before we could start the decorating. On the up side, I was able to use it as a bribe for good behaviour all day. It worked a treat. Infact, she kept saying to me all day “I’m being a good girl aren’t I mummy?”
Needless to say, once Daddy got home, we spent the next hour or so listening to Christmas Carols and decorating the lounge room.
I don’t know what it’s like in your part of the country but up here decorating the outside of the house with Christmas lights is the done thing. Of course that poses a problem for me this year, what with my new found hippiness. I was VERY excited the other day to find solar powered Christmas lights. I also managed to pick up some more this morning. Now, not all of the lights on my house are solar powered, but given that we have solar electricity, I’m pretty sure that counteracts the fact that my lights are not solar. I must apologise for the fuzziness of this photo but for some reason it was the best I could get and I really wanted to share my lights with you.