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I have had many Joyvelations over the past nine days of Christmas.
Little ones and big ones, and I've shared some with you, but not all. So without further adieu...
Here they are in no particular order:
I am frugal by nature, not nurture.
I believe there is a frugal DNA code that is in one of the strands of my double helix DNA structure.
(I know I'm even impressed by that, but I have to come clean. Eldest is laying on the couch behind me and I asked her lots of scientific DNA-ish questions.)
I seldom buy things.
But I've had a vision in my head for awhile now, as to how I would like my home to look.
I was inspired by our trip to Quebec and decided I needed more colour in my life.
I recieved a few items in the mail recently and they brought me great Joy, as I finally feel as though my home is starting to reflect this vision and spirit I want for the old tired Bungalow.
I also bought, for the first time, new Christmas decor.
This would have been terribly out of the ordinary for my frugal DNA,
but Micheals was having a 20% off of one's whole purchase,
even all of the Christmas items I found that were an additional 60% off.
Often I feel guilt about these sorts of purchases.... ohhh, that is a whole other strand, on a different part of the helix my friends.
But honestly, these items have brought me so much Joy I am Christmas Merry with bells on!
I dropped my camera and it no longer works.
That would be the reason why you are not currently gazing at my beautiful new Christmas tchotchkes.
Normally this tragedy, would not bring me Joy.
But I have known deep down in my heart of hearts that I needed a new camera.
But the idea of having a new camera frightened me.
Because it would mean I had no more excuses to begin the journey towards my dream of becoming a
Today, The Agronomist first bought me a Starbuck's Coffee, which in itself brought me great Joy.
And then he drove me to a camera store where I looked and touched and caressed new camera's,
while The Agronomist, who is all things technical asked the important questions.
His belief in me brought me Joy.
The kind of Joy that silences those niggly naysayers in the back of your mind.
You know the ones.
The blurry imaged street smart hangers on who stand at the corner and wave down your confidence.
Today my Joy gave them a good one-two and sent them reeling out the back door.
Good riddance I say.
Christmas Joy was opened with each and every card and photo from friends and family far and near.
I am feeling more Christmas blessed with every envelope that flutters to the floor.
Eldest is finally feeling Christmas ready.
With more good hours than bad, we are seeing the Joyful light at the end of the long tonsillectomy tunnel.
And last but in no way least.
I found great Joy in the wonderful posts that have continue to be added to our 12 Days Of Christmas Joy here at Bungalow'56.
A Big Thank You to each and everyone of you who come to read my words and those who took the time to find their own Joy and share it with us.
Don't worry Christmas isn't here yet..there is still time to link up with Bungalow'56 and share your own Christmas Joy Inspiration!
Thank you for the awesome Joyful posts and photos below!