Another week’s gone by, and I’m dreaming of the (non-existent, according to my dad) snow that I’ll be enjoying in Ontario in a few weeks. Something that I’ve never quite come to terms with since moving to Vancouver was the lack of snow to reflect the holiday lights on peoples’ houses. Nothing says Christmas to me like the glow of the lights shining against the all-encompassing whiteness as you drive to Christmas party after Christmas party. That’s what I think about whenever I see those ‘peace on earth’ signs, because nothing is more peaceful that a quiet winter night, especially when you’re snuggled under a blanket with a warm drink.
And speaking of warm drinks, I’ve busted out my starbucks peppermint syrup and re-stocked the hot chocolate so that I can turn my early mornings into happy mornings with home made peppermint mochas. Gosh, if that doesn’t make you feel festive, I don’t know what the heck will.
I know that going home in a few weeks will definitely result in my mum conning me into wrapping ‘just a few’ gifts for her. It happens every year. Between my sister and I, I definitely drew the short straw on gift-wrapping abilities, but maybe this year I’ll attempt to keep it simple, with brown paper and festive ribbons.
I’ve still got a few gifts left to pick-up for people, but frankly I’m not stressing because I’m too excited about the upcoming holiday parties. I admit, I’m looking forward to the day I live in an apartment big enough to host my own party, and when I do I’ll definitely have these wine glasses on hand (they’re DIY!). For now though, I’ve got a glittery dress that sparkles when I walk, so what more could a girl ask for?