Until we are brave enough to discover how to love ourselves well, we will always struggle to love others.
I finished tutoring for the year yesterday. I have loved it but am looking forward to getting really organised at home.
We had one of our first Christmas get-togethers on Sunday at P's place. P's son Mathew and his wife Rebecca came down with their two daughters aged 4 and 6. My mother came and my daughter R. I had some craft organised for the 2 little girls and they had a great time with paint and glitter and plastic plates. I had planned some activities that were a bit more structured, but they made their own fun which was fine.
P and I made up some Christmas stockings full of little things for the girls.
We have a Kris Kringle system with P's family and just buy one gift for a child and one for an adult. But this year P and I decided we would give all 5 grandchildren small stockings as well. I had great fun choosing lots of little things from E bay over the past few months.
As you will see above, the snowmen , made their way to P's place to a place under the tree.
I put together a bit of a Christmas scene in a $3 pet container.
I used salt for the base and then added various other little things. I gave the two little girls ages 4 and 6 a packet of little things and a pet container each so they would be able to make one each when they got home.
I visited my daughter R yesterday. My grand-dog Jasper loves the dirt patch in my daughter's back yard. It is like a magnet for him which is not good when he is a predominantly white dog.
So now I am getting organised for next Sunday's get-together with the rest of P's family.
I am finishing the wrapping for the next 3 Christmas stockings for P's other 3 grandchildren - S and R aged 3 and J aged 2.
I still haven't put up any decorations at home, but I plan to put my wreath up this afternoon after I buy some florist wire this afternoon.
P.S. I have done everything I can to try to fix the fonts but for some reason after I edit and update it reverts back. Anyone got any ideas?
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