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Good morning…well evening! Posting is a bit sporadic at the moment, as you can probably tell. Christmas, holidays, trips and such will do that to you! Not to mention Jersey Shore can get a little too addicting.

My fellow Jersey shore addicts will get this..for everyone else- you’re missing out.

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I am looking forward to getting my routine back and for everything to get back into its’ normal rhythm but I also don’t want Simon to go back to work. It’s been nice having company around the house and to spend a little extra time with him during the day.

A little bit of routine has been injected into my life today as I filled a Body Step class and I’m currently sitting at work- slowly melting into the chair. Today we also took down our Christmas tree which is a bit of a downer- Christmas is officially over, for 2012.

Speaking of Christmas, why not revisit the Christmas list I set for myself. I mean, what point is there setting goals and making lists if you don’t get to go back and reflect on everything you did.

My Christmas List of 2012

1.Look at 89893489328492 different Christmas Lights!

I’m not sure we looked at that many lights, and our light viewing was considerably lower than previous years- but in saying that we did get to check out some pretty amazing Christmas lights.

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2. Do lots of festive baking.

Does Christmas trifle, Chocolate truffles, Pancakes, Thumbprints Cookies and pavlova preparation count?

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3. Set up the Christmas tree and decorations.

The tree was set up with plenty of time before Christmas day, and mum scattered Christmas themed decorations throughout the house. Our house was very Christmas-sy in a classy sense.

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4. Watch cheesy Christmas shows and carols.

I was a bit slack with this one. However, I did convince everyone to watch Carols at the Domain whilst playing cards at the in-laws. Plus we watched Christmas with the Kranks, which I’d say is one of my favourite Christmas movies.

5. Spend time with family.

I managed to be surrounded by many amazing friends and family this Christmas season. From our Christmas barbecue, visiting the in-laws and seeing Dad’s family at Port Macquarie I am truly blessed.

6. Buying and wrapping Christmas presents.

I rocked this. I had the paper, ribbon and tags all colour coordinated. Plus I ended up wrapping some of my mum’s gifts too. Every year this is something I really enjoy.

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7. Give more.

Not to toot my own horn but I gave some pretty badass gifts this year. I’m hoping I also gave people enough time, patience and love that they deserve.

I think that’s seven giant ticks for me. Is it odd that I get such a kick out of ticking/crossing things off lists. I think that is my driving motivation behind making them in the first place, ha!

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to this Christmas? How do you feel about Christmas being over?

Daily Healthy Thought: I will try not to over burden myself when I need not too.

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In the spirit of Christmas and living IN the moment, I thought I’d share with you all my Christmas List. But this isn’t going to contain gifts or any of that stuff, this is about things I want to on Christmas and during the Christmas season.

1.Look at 89893489328492 different Christmas Lights!

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This house was amazing. The lights would flash according to the Christmas carols playing! It even had its very own radio station.

I love going for walks to check out all the nearby Christmas light set ups. Last year the bf and I also went on a huge Christmas Light drive and scoped out all the ‘top’ ones according to the newspaper.

2. Do lots of festive baking.

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Traditionally we would always cook mum’s Chocolate truffle snowballs- they are so good. I’ve love to do a remake of them- and I’m thinking this is the year to do it! I also want to cook some more traditional Christmas dishes. But I have already got my Christmas bake on with Christmas pancakes and thumbprints!

3. Set up the Christmas tree and decorations.

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I know December 1st has come and gone. Every other year we manage to have it set up by then, but because we are moving house over the next couple of weeks we thought it’d just be easier to set it up at the new place. So I’m super excited about that and the fact that it’ll be the first time with our new tree- our other one lasted a solid 20 years. This new one is so green and full and big!

4. Watch cheesy Christmas shows and carols.

I don’t know why, but it really makes me feel like it’s Christmas when you’re watching everyone sing along happily with plenty of red and green around the place, or someone’s trying to spoilt Christmas haha. Nothing says Christmas like a tv Christmas special. Oh and I’m determined to get out the good old Christmas movies: Elf, The Grinch, Love Actually, The Santa Claus 1, 2 & 3, Christmas With The Kranks, Fred Claus- what others are there?

5. Spend time with family.

I cannot wait to visit the in laws and spend some more time at their beautiful house. Plus this year I’ll be going back to Port Macquarie for our annual Christmas vacation (with dad and his side of the family). Last year was the first year EVER that we didn’t go. This year everyone (almost) will be there so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing them and the good food that will be there!

6. Buying and wrapping Christmas presents.

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(Now I said there’d be no mention of gifts, but this isn’t for me so it doesn’t count.) Call me crazy but I love the whole ‘Christmas shopping crazy atmoshpere’. You know the one where you can never get a park? Yup, throw me into that! It’s all hustle and bustle. I also love finding the perfect gift. I put quite a bit of effort into researching presents, prices etc. And then when I get home I cannot wait to start wrapping it all up. I usually end up wrapping mums’ gifts too. And I’ve already found the ‘perfect’ wrapping paper! I’ve just got to get ribbon and gift tags. Christmas wrapping is serious business.

7. Give more.

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And not just materialistic stuff either. Give someone a smile, an ear to listen or my time. Christmas should definitely include acts of selflessness.

What does your Christmas List look like? What are some other good Christmas movies- that I’ve just GOT to watch?

Daily Healthy Thought: I need to give myself as much positivity as I give others.

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