I’m not sure what happened this year, but this has turned into one of those holiday seasons where I’m constantly behind, rushed and frazzled. I think it started when my son broke his arm the day before Thanksgiving. Then my 18 month-old decided to start catapulting herself nose-first out of her crib, which necessitated a move to a toddler bed. Frankly, I greatly prefer the safety and confinement of her
miniature jail spacious crib, ideally for the next two years. Apparently, she disagrees. Who has time for teaching a baby to stay in the bed when there are presents to buy and Christmas cards to write? (apologies to anyone who doesn’t get a card this year!)
After I realized I hadn’t posted anything all month, I thought I’d cheat and just link to an older post I wrote about what Christmas is like in Dubai (and the UK).
And here are a few pics of the Christmas season so far this year.
I realized this year that Christmasy camels are taking over my holiday decor.
And lastly, I had intended to write a “thank you” post in the spirit of Thanksgiving, but since that boat has sailed, I thought I’d write a Christmas card of sorts to readers and take a minute to thank people for reading my blog. It’s coming up on three years (hard to believe) and I so appreciate everyone who takes the time to read through my posts. Thank you!
I’d like to specifically thank the following two bloggers who have nominated me for the Shine On and Liebster awards. I’m sorry I never answered the accompanying questions, but I am very grateful nonetheless!
Top of the Tent (a well-written blog by Irish expat in Ras Al Khaimah)
We’ll Always Have Casablanca (a interesting perspective of Morocco from American expat)
I also wanted to send a special thanks to people who comment on posts. I think everyone who writes a blog can agree that comments make blogging so much more interesting. I realize everyone is busy and reads countless things on the internet, so I am really grateful when someone takes the time to write a thought or two. To the “top commenters,” I very much appreciate your feedback! (These include: Expatriate Life, (a useful blog featuring expat tips and anecdotes about expat life) Marthafied (a fabulous lifestyle blog out of London that keeps me up to date on pop culture, fashion and countless other things), Writing Just Beacuse (an interesting blog about writing, publishing and expat life), Live Clay (a witty blog about life in New Mexico, chickens :) and beautiful ceramics/art) and In Flow (thought-provoking blog by a talented professional photographer). Even if you’ve just left one comment along the way, thank you so much for expressing interest in this little project of mine.
Happy holidays everyone!