Hello everyone! Did you have a good Christmas/New Year season? I sure hope so! To kick off 2012, I thought it would be fitting that I start with a 5 happy things since they're the posts I love to look back on. (See others here, here, here, here, and here).
1. Antiquing day with baby girl
Spending an entire Saturday of glorious weather driving out to Mornington and antique shopping with Shamster. And picking up this beauty of a couch, amongst other things, to complete the loungeroom after a year of living here! We had a wonderful day, thrift shopping, having a lunch in the sun, yabbering non-stop in the long drive, and buying slurpees coz that's how we roll.
2. Weekend away with S
Spending an amazing weekend away with S (also written about here and here and more to come!) - and 2 weeks later still glowing from it. We were long overdue for some alone time, and it helped that he spoilt me rotten.
I am still thinking about the long meals filled with amazing banter and hand holding, walking around sharing our thoughts and hearts as we vintage shopped, and silent happy moments as we relaxed all weekend. Sometimes a little break is all you need.
3. Sunny days
The weather in Melbourne has had some real bad moments over the last few weeks, but more often than not, I've been delighted by the days full of brilliant sunshine, and allowing my home office to be so utterly conducive to productivity.
And yes, that is a large hunk of gingerbread house from Christmas on my plate. WHAT? GIRL NEEDS HER SUGAR TO STAY PRODUCTIVE.
4. A meaningful New Years Eve
Having what I think has got to be one of my best new year's eves' ever with my best friend and soulmate. I haven't had a very good holiday season due to lots of bad news, and I'm feeling especially homesick. S knew I didn't feel like partying or socializing, so we ditched every invite we had and he constructed the best intimate celebration ever.
He went out and bought a crapload of candles, oysters (my favourite), prawns, salmon, and lots of antipasto and crackers... We cracked open a bottle of Veuve, lit everything up, and watched a rom-com whilst he gave me a backrub and we ate and drank for what seemed like hours... we even slow danced to some lovely music, and counted down the new year to a spectacular kiss! Just what I needed.
5. Tickets Booked
Like I've been saying, I'm pretty homesick and it's a time where I need to be with my family. This morning, I kicked off 2012 by booking my tickets home, and in just a few weeks I'll be right where I need to be. I'm taking a bit of a chance as this is our busiest period in dancing, but I feel like it's the right decision for me, and family always comes first. I am so anticipating this trip like you wouldn't believe.
Do you have 5 happy things to start off 2012 with? Share them!