By the time you are reading this, I’m probably tucked under a warm blanket, belly already stuffed with delicious homemade goodies, and my only concerns being if I can eat another cookie without exploding (aka will I ever fit a shoe-size 7 again?), and which angle of our gorgeous Xmas tree to feature on Instagram (they are simply all beautiful). In two days the house will be filled with jittery kids (cheeks all glowing due to excitement), loving family, and the irresistible smell of our annual christmas dinner.
When the bell rings to announce that Santa Claus had come (in Austria it’s an angel called Christkind), even I will dash into the living room as fast as I can, awestruck by the lighted tree. I will shed a decent tear when we sing (not because we tend to sing out of tune, but because I always find it terribly emotional), burst with pride when my nephews recite poems (yep: tears again) and then destroy all affectionately wrapped gifts even faster than the kids to maybe (PLEASE!!!!!!!) find a new pair of heels (Yes, Please?).
Although, the greatest present of them all: just being together with beloved ones (yes, shoes count as family members), and spending a jolly good, peaceful time. Oh my I’m so getting in the mood!
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas time!