There's not much going on around here, besides getting ready for Christmas and mopping the sweat drops from our brow. Our summer weather is in full swing here, proving to those of you in the northern hemisphere that there really is such a thing as global warming. It's just warming the southern half of the planet right now!
Today we tried to go to our local grocery to buy a few things. OH MY WORD. Everyone in southern Mozambique was in Shoprite. So we turned around and opted for a much, much smaller grocery store that we like. It's so tiny that if you aren't careful when you turn around in the middle of the aisle you knock merchandise off the shelf. But ,they have TONS of stuff crammed in there and we found almost everything we needed.
Did I mention it's hot here?
It's funny that even though it's hot, I'm very much in the Christmas spirit. We have been listening to Christmas music since Oct. 1, as is our tradition. And we've been talking about Christmas a lot as a family. Also, this year we have watched some great Christmas movies that my kids had never seen - like It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. I watched Polar Express for the first time last week and loved it. (I miss Elf. We don't own it and the friends we normally borrow it from moved.)
Not that I need music and movies to make me feel Christmas-y, but it helps! I've also been baking - mostly molasses cookies and banana bread. Which when I type it, looks very boring. I need to get on the ball and bake more before Thursday. Something EXCITING and tasty.