i am in love with this month.
november ended in snow here,
with flurries falling from the skies all afternoon,
but december has yet to see a frosty flake.
i'm hoping it comes (and stays!) soon though...
eggnog lattes aren't the same without snow on the ground.
i've broken out the christmas records + movies
and love actually,
even though paul's birthday is next weekend
and we aren't allowed to "officially"
get into the christmas spirit until then...
but i can't really help it.
this week i'll be planning christmas gifts
(since we're not flying across the country this year
to visit our families,
we'll have to be organized early
to make sure our gifts arrive by post in time)
and heading to the toronto christmas market,
a haven for artisan crafts and beautiful, locally made wares.
i'm also in the market for a winter running jacket...
this will be my first year training through a cold eastern-canada winter
(and i'm more than a little nervous about it!)
anyone have any suggestions?
perhaps to stop thinking about running in the upcoming
negative 15C weather, because that's crazy?
maybe so. but maybe i am a little crazy, and i like it.
the stores in yorkville are already decked out in their holiday finest,
and it gives me a rush to see the streets bustling with festive shoppers
and to hear the christmas music spilling out onto the sidewalks.
so bring on the holiday spirit...
i am definitely looking forward to our first christmas in toronto!
what is your favourite part about the holiday season?