This morning I've made eight jars of strawberry jam. Strawberries are on super special this week so I bought ten punnets of them yesterday for $10. I'll go back and buy another ten today. Well after the jolly shower installer man has finished putting in our new ensuite shower!! So exciting. That's after he actually arrives I should say. It's now 10.17am, and after having a super duper early shower, so as not to get caught out, we are still awaiting his arrival...
In the meantime I'll show you what has been filling some of my time of late. First up we have the teachers presents. Nothing stitched I'm afraid, due to lack of ideas and organisation.
But we do have pretty jars. Some are filled with strawberry jam and others with a mix of giant and small jaffas. I've just realised that most of you won't have had the pleasure of sucking on a jaffa before. I tell you they are a right treat. After you suck the red colour off them you get to a hard white candy layer. Break through this layer and it's chocolate all the way! So good, especially when pinched from the pantry in secret. Unfortunately the big ones aren't so easy to hide in one's mouth :)
I bought a packet of white clay at the hardware store and the big girls and I had fun cutting out decorations with the cookie cutters. The clay starts out light blue which is a little worrying, but eventually it does fade to white. I'd quite like to get my hands on some fine silver glitter to coat each piece in to add a bit of zing to the Christmas table.
We attached a decoration to each of their teachers present bags. They looked quite stylish I thought.
The smart looking bags were only $1 each, super specials they were from Spotlight.
We spent one morning making Christmas cards. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! The girls all had fun too I think!
I haven't sent them out yet! The letter is printed and the photos are done. Have you sent your cards already? Last year ours went out in January. I guess they were Happy New Year cards really, with an old letter in them. Oh well, my intentions are there.
I really struggle with posting stuff. The whole addressing thing and waiting in the queue is just too much at this time of year. I've still been so busy every day, but it's not awful, just busy. Which reminds me, I still haven't told you of my discovery I promised last session. So here goes: Christmas isn't just about one day. Yep that's it!! For me, and lots of others, it's about the whole of December. It's the buying of gifts, the list writing, the menu planning, the decorating, the traditions, baking with the children, having people over...
I always felt a little let down at the end of the 25th until I realised that it's more than one day. It's about all the fun leading up to that special day. So stop for a minute... and enjoy this moment because it's part of the big picture. Gosh is that deep or what??!! Honestly I must go and have a big cuppa tea after that one! Have a great day today, enjoy!