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This past weekend, which already seems so long ago, saw me having breakfast with a friend on Friday to celebrate her up coming birthday, a perfect way to start the weekend
Afterwards I had my visit with Santa, he was very jolly & seemed quite agreeable to my request for a horse of my own, a pink tutu & a tiara & I promised him I would not wear the tutu & tiara while riding my horse.
It looks like Christmas has thrown up at my house - it's all decorated, even some of the kitchen cupboards get decorated.
Mr Man questions why the bathrooms have to be decorated - get over it honey, I love Christmas. Our weather forecast has no promise of a white Christmas. Which apparently is contributing to people feeling blue. Hard to believe I'm in Canada & we have no snow. I personally don't need snow for Christmas to visit upon me. Mr Man on the other hand, says he does need snow to feel Christmasy.
My boss gave me a small budget to decorate the clinic - he had no idea what would be unleashed - it's festive, but not screaming Christmas, I realize the need for seasonal sensitivity to patients.
I did some more baking; mincemeat
tarts & I ventured into making pastry from scratch, it's not a developed skill of mine. Latest food
obsession; gingerbread. I know how My Month In Numbers will end this month, too many calories.
Someone, I'm not pointing fingers or naming names, ate about 15 days worth of chocolate in the Advent pockets "oh, sorry". I didn't know ...
Sleeping cats are the sweetest of sights, especially after 20 minutes of me trying to decorate the big tree with their help & assistance, oh there were a few raised tones of "stop that" "no" "I said NO".
I pulled out one of my favourite Christmas things for the horse theme in the family room, it's a Christmas stocking holder (& yes that's me riding in the photo).
On Saturday after I had a visit to a scrapping store, Two Scrapping Friends in Waterloo, Mr Man, who is very interested in model trains, decided that we should see if the close by model train club was open, so off we went to St Jacobs. The club was open & in full force, with about 5 operators running the very large model railway - it's all O gauge. Timing is everything, while we were wandering around they have an hourly "night time" session & during this session there was a Santa train - no photography is allowed during the "night time" but once it was over I could snap away. Visiting a model train show seems to have become an annual Christmas tradition for us.
On Sunday was a candlelight service in memory of 14 woman killed at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, December 6th, 1989. The shooter didn't like feminists. Quebec has tougher gun laws as a result. It has become a day to mark the hoped for end of volience towards women world wide. We took a moment to also remember those 14 people in California, who recently lost their lives in a senseless gun rampage. Gun laws have to change in the US of A.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them. I hope that love, joy & baked goods can be found in abundance for all. I know I will be having a second helping of gingerbread muffins.