Day 1: BLOGMAS is ON!

WOW, it’s been exactly a month since the last time I came on here and announced that I was BACK!  If consistency is key then I am… not holding the key.

There’s gotta be a good DJ Khaled reference here, I just don’t know exactly what it is.

Anyway, the point is, I was clearly not back.  But hey, guess what starts today?

Oh yeah.

It’s Blogmas.

It’s a common complaint from people that as we get older Christmas gets less exciting and, at the risk of seeming a little jaded, I have to agree.  I’ve already eaten all the chocolate out of my advent calendar, there are no lights on my house (my landlady is Jewish), and I haven’t even thought about Christmas shopping.  The most festive thing that’s happened to me so far is that it snowed, and while I was walking around feeling like it was a Christmas miracle, no one else in Toronto seemed all that bothered.

I think part of the problem is that December is a crazy time for most students.

Like, yeah, I’d love to be baking gingerbread cookies and taking tours of the great Christmas lights, but I have to study!!  Trust me, I’m bummed about it too.  By the time my exams are done it’s usually days away from Christmas, and I’m lucky if I’ve maybe had time to buy a present for my mom.  For me I’m also flying home on the 18th and celebrating my birthday on the 19th.

Simply put, Christmas is crazy and a lot of the time I feel that it’s gone before I’ve even had time to get excited about it.  Bah Humbug, right?  Well


Because for the next three weeks I’m embracing Christmas wholeheartedly… and it’s going to be messy.

Crafts, recipes, make up, music, exploring the city…I’m mustering as much Christmas spirit as is humanly possible this year, and I’m going to document it all right here.  Because a lesson that I’m learning lately is that you have to spend your days off doing things or else you never… well… do anything.

Not that I’m having many days off lately what with exams coming up.  But you get the idea.

And hey, to make it all the sweeter, I talked my blogging babe Brianna (that’s a lot of alliteration) into doing it with me!  Bri writes about books, and always makes me want to go lose myself in a new novel.  She’s one of my favourite bloggers and best friends – and also she’s the grinch.

Like literally when I texted her about this she said “but I’m the grinch.”

Join us as we stumble through the holidays with a lot of uncertainty, a little sass, and hopefully some wine.
Oh, yeah, and also holiday cheer.

If you’re also participating in Blogmas this year, let me know!  I can’t wait to see everyone’s festive posts.

Only 24 days to go!

– L

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