Wow, I cannot believe November flew by that quickly and we are now welcoming December. I am sure Jared will be delighted to know that we only have 24 days before Christmas. He has been excitedly doing the countdown since he saw in on the telly and was always looking forward each night to find out how many more days he still has to wait until Christmas arrives!
November was a pretty busy month but lucky were were able to find time to set up the Christmas tree a few weeks before the December rush ushered in. My little one was all too eager to help hang those shiny Christmas balls and I let him finish the task. I thought he did a great job as I just had to do minor adjustments making sure there is plenty of space between the similar-colored balls. I got some lovely ribbons to spruce up the tree this year, too and as usual, we hung a bunch of the little man’s little plushy toys, and we have some additions this year, including pretty Gigi and the brown bear keychain gifted to Jared by his ninang Niz. Aren’t they the cutest?
December will prove to be a busy month. There will be a bunch of gatherings to attend, starting with the Mommy Blogger Philippines’ party on Friday and the little schooler’s Christmas party in class. Apart from wrapping gifts and preparing for Noche Buena, there are also loads of chores that needs to be done before Christmas, including washing the curtains and the sofa covers, giving Jared’s stuffed playmates a bath. We also need to tidy up the little one’s toys and books and segregate those that we will be sharing with the local food chain’s toy drive. I hope to get a bunch of these stuff done this week so wish me all the luck, right?
I am sure your December will be just as busy, hectic and exciting, and I hope it will also be filled with meaning, with love, and with wonderful memories shared with your families. Here’s to not drowning in the materialism of it all but focusing on the reason why we celebrate the most special holiday of all! This month is also the time we say goodbye to the year that was, and I do hope you were able to tick items off your bucket list this year, as well as realize numerous goals you have set out at the beginning of the year. I have accomplished a few, but there are still a lot of items on my list that needs to be done, so I will just try again next year to get more resolutions and goals done.
May December be good to all of us!
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