Countdown to Christmas

Well folks here we are the first of December and counting down via the advent calenders has begun. We have our tree up, early by some standards but as it is the first year monster has really got into the idea of christmas it could have been far earlier as he has been nagging about it for a fortnight.

Not sure why monster’s hair looks quite that ginger as he is more of a strawberry blonde but what the hell lol

I have also gone my first full month not smoking though I still desperately want one at times the smell has now started making me feel queasy.

I managed to print out my short story for the Woca anthology and mark up all the edits needed so I shall be working on that this weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget to post pics of your trees to help us all get in the christmas spirit.


24 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas

  1. Oh no! The tree – I haven’t even thought about the tree yet,
    Fantastic about the not smoking — I am hopeless and today was my quite cigarettes and smoke cigars instead day (Rhonda knows) – argh! Glad to have discovered your blog!


    1. glad to have you here, Rhonda was my inspiration to stop it hasn’t been easy but am sticking at it. one draw back to decorations is that we have an 8 month old puppy who thinks baubles are toys


  2. A lovely tree, Paula! My son’s only vaguely excited about Christmas – not sure he really understands it all just yet. I still have to figure out where to put our tree this year. Our house is a bit on the small side.

    And congrats on the one month of smoke-free! 😀 You’re an inspiration!


  3. Your little Monster is so cute and I am loving the tree! 😀 Also, a huge congratulatory for not smoking for a month! That’s a HUGE accomplishment, Paula 🙂 Keep being strong!


  4. Dear Paula,
    What a little cutie pie! We usually wait, so we don’t have to mix Hanukkah and Christmas, but we couldn’t wait this year, and are going to Farmer Brown’s tree farm to cut our tree tomorrow.

    I am so proud of you for going a whole month without a smoke. I am not a smoker, but I watched my mom struggle to quit for years. She never did manage. But I know that you will. You go, girl!


      1. it is wonderful before they get older and tainted by the commercialism of it all right now he is enthralled by all the lights and decorations still and had his first proper trip to see santa


  5. Your son is so beautiful! Congrats on the non-smoking (I need to take a leaf out of your book on that one).

    Our tree will probably go up Christmas Eve when we arrive back at our old place to pack up the rest of our gear for the move 😉


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