I am remarkably chilled out this year. Remarkably. I seem to be just rolling along from week to week. I am loving that about this Christmas.
I am also soooooo looking forward to doing Christmas with my mum and dad at our house this year for the first time ever. I am loving that they are coming to have Christmas with us. I am also loving the idea of totally spoiling them and giving them a Christmas where they can just totally relax and enjoy. I'm looking forward to finding some Stockings for them and stuffing them with unexpected goodies.
I am loving that my kids are not pestering me with lists of "I Wants" from the Christmas mailers (Ha! Cause they are all in the recycle bin!)
I love that when I asked them this morning what they want for Christmas...
She asked for a new toy cash register (with some play money in it please mummy) cause our old one is broken.
And he asked for a Dinosaur poster.
I am loving this awesome parking garage I found on TradeMe for Scrag. A grandad made it for his grandkids who have all grown up now, so he sold it (dead cheap). And it's so solid... and huge!About a metre square! Scrag is going to love it for his cars; and boy it will last.
I am loving how it turned out now that I painted it...
I used test pots for the paint (with vouchers to get some free ones). The grey turned out to be wayyyy lighter than I thought, so I used it as an undercoat and masked off around all the edges, including some parking spaces and arrows.
Then I painted black over the top - some old fence paint we had stashed away. A very cool pressie for my little man for $30!
I am loving this lot stashed away already wrapped in the hall cupboard. I am patting myself on the back bigtime. And looking forward to a relaxed Christmas Eve with my folks - no present wrapping at all!!!
I am loving Christmas music. I am loving putting it on and dancing with my little guy while pretending to fold clothes. I am loving seeing him come running to jiggle and hop and boogie to the festive beats. I am loving my Christmas Mix CD.
I am loving having my sunroom back. Mr G has finally got his outside office set up with internet and phone connections. I am loving that as of today my bedroom is no longer his office foyer and my sunroom is no longer his workspace. I am lovng that now I can set up a space for painting; maybe an easel? (Maybe for Christmas?? Hint Hint, Mr G!) This also means... more blogging time! I am loving that!!
The only thing I am NOT loving are my wonky bathroom scales. I don't think I have lost 6kg after all :(
I think my bogus scales and wobbly uneven floor have combined to give me a false read-out. I know I have lost weight... I can feel it, even if you might not be able to tell yet. I just don't know exactly how much I've lost... guessing around 3-4kg? Still pretty great though. I am loving that I am eating sooo much healthier. And that I have had a packet of iced sticky buns (my nemesis) sitting in my cupboard since Mr G brought them home on Sunday... and I haven't even been tempted to take a bite. Yes, I am loving my new-found self-control. And the fact that housework is counted as exercise. My floors and bathroom have never been so shiny clean!
What are you loving/NOT loving lately??