December. Month of holidays, vacations, family and get-togethers. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, or the First Snow Day of the season, there is no denying that December is one cozy-ass month. Even here in Bermuda, the lights in town are twinkling, and the nights get chilly enough to throw on a sweater or curl up in front of a fire. And for that reason, I decided to make My Home the focus of this month.
My family is coming to spend Christmas with us in Bermuda, which means that I will be the host for the first time…..ever. I’m so excited to NOT be dealing with the headache that is holiday travel, that I’m not even stressed out about having my entire family in my house for 5 days. In fact, I’m seriously looking forward to it. I mean, THESE GUYS! C’mon!
Aside from the usual cozy pre-holiday preparations, I have had a few house projects lingering on my to-do list for a while (ahem, okay, a year) and this was the perfect month to get them all crossed off. Here is the complete list of “Home” related tasks that have kept me busy this month:
And overall, I’ve just been really enjoying my time at home. Evenings in front of the fire, mornings in the sun-room, and we even hosted a little post-concert party for some musician friends last weekend. Lots of cooking, reading, and drinking lots of tea and wine.
With twelve days left in the month, there is still time for cookie baking, holiday meals, and piling everyone into the living room to watch movies projected onto the wall (again, courtesy of Mr. Wonderful). When January hits, I’m going to have 5 fairly intense months in a row. It’ll be so nice to know that the house is in order, and that it is holding that many more memories for us.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!