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Tuesday, 8 December 2009
First, an explanation of the title, for anyone unfamiliar with SITS. You may have seen the little button in my sidebar (and many other sidebars across the blogosphere). SITS is one of the nicest concepts I've come across for a blogging community - the basic idea being to leave lots of comments and make lots of friends. It's only open to women (sorry, guys) but it seems like a great bunch of ladies. I only signed up a couple of weeks ago, and have made lots of new blog-friends already!
And today has been designated SITSmas, the day when all the SITS girls get together (virtually) to wish one another a Very Happy Christmas.
I'd like to send my Christmas wishes to everyone, but especially to anyone who's here for the first time today.
Last year was a very difficult time for my family (my husband's family in particular), and after spending last Christmas in a hospital waiting room, this year will be the two of us at home with my mum, her partner, and my mother-in-law. I'm looking forwards to a quiet holiday period, and have just about started my preparations.
We've just bought a new tree:
For the last couple of years we've had a small, living tree which we've managed to keep alive (just) between Christmasses. But although it's still alive, it's looking increasingly bedraggled. When I saw that a local store had half price artificial trees, making the size we'd want only five pounds, we decided to invest. It's small enough that we can put it away fully decorated (and save ourselves a lot of work next year!) but just the right size for our living room.
I'm also starting to think about what I might cook - my mum is vegan and wheat-intolerant, so it requires a bit of creativity. Whatever I decide, I'll give you my recipe later.
I'm sure I'll have more to say about Christmas as it draws nearer!
Meanwhile... Merry Christmas and Happy SITSmas!