It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

There were a lot of changes in my life this year, and they all came together to make this Christmas very different from all my other Christmases before it. For starters, I moved in with my boyfriend this past May, so this was my first Christmas morning away from home. It was low-key, and we finished gift exchanging in, like, ten minutes. That worked out, though, because it gave us lots of time to play Super Mario Maker (my gift to Joe), eat breakfast, and show Lorelai her new toys. That’s another change, actually – this was kitty’s first Christmas! (And there’s an ornament to mark the occasion on the tree, if you look really closely.)

Raspberry Turnovers Lor's New Toy

The tough thing about being moved out over Christmas is having to juggle all of the family commitments without making anyone think we’re playing favourites. This was our first year of having to figure all of that out. I think we did an okay job, and now we’re in a yearly alternating routine going forward so there’s no turning back. It’s funny to think that every couple I know must have gone through the how-to-spend-the-holidays process, because from my perspective, everyone has always had it sorted out.

My favourite gift this year was a set of interchangeable circular knitting needles. Joe’s favourite was the LEGO Force Awakens Millennium Falcon. I’d say that pretty much sums up where we are in our lives right now, haha.

Merry belated Christmas, everyone!

Hey there. My name’s Hillary. Looks like you’ve stumbled across my blog!

What’s this blog about? That’s a question we’ll be exploring together over the next few posts at least. Right now, I plan on writing about things I love, things I know, things I want to know, and opinions I have – things like:

cats, coffee, video games, organization, knitting, positivity, science, writing…

Now the question is: if I don’t know what the blog is about, why am I writing it? Two reasons come to mind.

  1. I need to be writing, if I’m going to call myself a writer. (More on that later.)
  2. Maybe this is a longshot, but I’m led to believe that in getting my thoughts out into the world, I might actually figure out what it is I’m passionate about so that I can pursue it wholeheartedly.

In the meantime, I’m going to try a little bit of everything. Opinions are appreciated!

Thanks for reading, and welcome!