Today I found joy having a pre-Christmas visit with friends, making "almond roca" (without any nuts 'cause we were out), and having my version of a perogy for supper...
I'm gluten-intolerant, so perogies are a memory of the past. Lucky for me, my husband does not like me to feel ripped off, nor will he eat things that he knows I love and can't have in front of me (very often, anyway). We've made a perogy casserole which is fantastic, and also our above version: grated potatoes fried into a bit of a nest, layered with bacon, cottage cheese, sour cream, fried onions & cheddar.....mmmmmm, totally fools my body into believing it's the real thing! Food definitely gives me Joy!
Here's a summary of the rest of my 12 days to a joyful Christmas so far:
baking sugar cookies
having a warm place to call home
Most of the things that bring me Joy aren't necessarily about Christmas....but stopping to breathe, think about what is around me is definitely getting me into the Christmas spirit. I want my children to have a lovely Christmas filled with love, laughter and family!
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