at lunchtime on christmas day, it was overcast, hot and humid - fairly typical weather for this time of year. hard for northern hemisphere folks to get their head around, i suppose. while i was waiting for family to arrive for a late christmas lunch, i made up a jug of pimms with lots of ice, lemon, orange and cucumber slices and sprigs of mint .... so refreshing.... i sat on the deck with my journal and found myself painting a witch-doctor mask [i'll post the finished product later].
this is what happens when you journal ... things just appear from somewhere deep in your psyche and it's often a surprise to see what's actually going on in there. i browsed through violettes 'journal bliss', a christmas gift, for some inspiration.
my daughter knows me well and without fail, chooses a gift that is special. this year i received two beautiful exotic looking tea cups, a box of chai tea bags, a new journal for writing in and a fat book of fiction to read.... totally spoiled...
today - boxing day, is cool and rainy, courtesy of the tail-end of 'cyclone laurence' that has been hanging around in queensland for the past few days. quite a contrast to yesterday's heat. the whole neighbourhood and my own household, is quiet as can be - all sleeping in after a full day of food, family and festivities. i'll go now and add this christmas to my gratitude list.