I’ve become an elf in the past couple of weeks. I made the star on our tree, Christmas cards, peppermint mochas, bread, pom poms, and other knitted goodies. There are a few secret surprise gifts I wish I could post here but I have to wait.
It has rained here off and on for a few days and I have been cozied up inside for the most part with sniffles watching Christmas movies while I make. I am getting used to the idea that Christmas this year will not be spent laying around while my mom and grandparents do all the feeding and taking care of everyone. We will have a California Christmas. Presents will be mailed instead of handed. It’s a little bit exciting and a little bit sad.
This weekend we held candles and sang Christmas songs and listened to the Christmas story read under twinkly lights in a park outside with new friends. We had free chili and cornbread after church. We went to a couple of Christmasy parties. It didn’t feel like Christmas very much in the beginning of December, but now it is all around.
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In winter, even here where there is no snow to transform the landscape, the beach is an entirely different place from the hot, crowded beach of summer. It’s beautiful for sure - despite the violent wind that forced us to walk with our backs toward the whipping sand and cut our picnic short. A nice break from the dog days.
P.S. Bringing a Canadian to the beach in winter is an experience in itself, I think.
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Having Jeff back home after a week out of town means boring things turn fun, broken things get fixed, and more love goes into the food I prepare. It is a funny thing, being away from the people that mean the most. I’m surprised by what I crave when I don’t have it. It turns out the things I missed while he was gone were things that usually annoy me. Things I realize I don’t want to live without. I enjoy having to “put up” with them. I’m used to us now, and I like it this way.
This weekend on film.
Leah finished shooting her first roll of film while we were visiting Asheville this weekend. With all the school I’ve been busy with, it was as good as ever to have a mom to make homemade biscuits for breakfast again, a dad to give me bedtime back scratches again, and a sister to be silly with again.
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Jeff and I shot and developed my first roll of film over the weekend. I’m in love. This sweet girl taught me and let me borrow her camera.
Here’s to new friends, first day back to school, and a perfectly imperfect start to the new year.
p.s. These three pictures taken by Jeff. His are my favorites.