The year is coming to an end and it closes for me and my family with Christmas festivities. Year sounds like a fairly long time but this red season always comes quickly. The year goes past so fast and the everyday routines are difficult to break, so the anticipation for Christmas needs to be cultivated. Wake up, December is now! December is all about getting ready (exhausting oneself with all the work) for the celebrations. There is so much to do, even if you skip cleaning the closets and airing the clothing. But at first, one has to get into the right mood by taking small steps towards the right direction, which is ... perfect Christmas... right? This year the house will be surprisingly clean (even if I don't clean), the cooking will be superb (even though I don't have the chef skills), the baking will be out of this world (even if in the end, lots of it was made from freezer to oven stuff), the gifts will be fantastic and surprising and funny (even though everybody has everything, and surprising anyone gets more and more difficult), everyone is going to be bright eyed and happy and peaceful and full of good will (even though they travel long ways in crowded trains and planes and have had tough and tiring autumns). For a few days I will cloud the reality with hot and spicy glögg and will dream of and prepare for the perfect Christmas, who knows, miracles do happen.
I took it tonight with my phone, through the dirty car window, knowing that there would not be much to see, when returning home from the town, but
It is beginning to feel like Christmas!
Wool with you,
PS. The lined mittens are not technically lined, there are just lighter mittens that fit well inside the cover ones.