I’m off to my mother’s property tomorrow, bright an early, where I will be spending a glorious and intimate Christmas with my mother, step father, sister, husband, three dogs, a mob of roo’s and hopefully not too many snakes. This year will be quiet, but a particularly special one, as it is the first Christmas in my mother’s new home.; the home she’s been running to since she was young. In a way I think it is the home of all our hearts, because that’s where we all congregate and can be our best selves.
This Christmas is also a little bittersweet for me, since I would be six months pregnant had I not lost the baby in September. But I’m not sad, just nostalgic. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into my projects after Christmas. I’ll be returning from the property refreshed and ready for the New Year. I plan to go into 2010 working hard and now that the library is up and running, that task will be so much easier. I always try to start the year the way I plan to spend it.
During my time away I will be reading a lot, talking a lot, and of course, writing, but mostly I will be thinking about my 2010 blueprint. I hope to post this blueprint when I return, before New Year’s Eve, so I can look back and check myself against it.
Anyway, I really just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone. Have a safe and happy Christmas no matter where you are. Don’t forget to give a little love back to Santa – cookies, letters of appreciation, hot chocolate if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and an ice tea if you life in the South.
Signing off till after Christmas . . .