A Sentence a Day for December: A time for celebrations


December – in a Sentence a Day

I can’t believe I’ve now been linking up my monthly Sentence a Day posts for six months. I’m well and truly hooked on doing them! In case you missed the earlier ones you, you can find them here: June, July , August, September, October and November

Beach at Christmas time

The beach at Christmas time

I’m part of a group of bloggers from around the world who all link up their monthly posts on the first Thursday of the new month. It’s really fun and quite a simple way to keep track of the months without being too wordy. You are more than welcome to join in.

So without further ado here we go with a sentence a day for December:

December is usually the party season with my birthday less than 2 weeks before Christmas and then all the break up parties, Christmas parties and of course the summer holidays.  It can be quite exhausting!

  1. Friday: Summer started today with a rather wet cold day.
  2. Saturday: Another really wet day spent doing inside things.
  3. Sunday: Wet, wet, wet!  When will summer start??
  4. Monday: Cold and overcast – Aqua Aerobics classes were due to start today but as the weather wasn’t too good and I was the only who turned up, it was called it off.  I celebrated with my former work colleagues at a Christmas lunch where we each presented our Annual Report.
  5. Tuesday: Went for a walk and in the afternoon I decorated my gingerbread house at a fundraising event which was heaps of fun!
  6. Wednesday: Still cool for this time of year – lunch out with two friends followed by a walk in the forest.
  7. Thursday: A bit warmer today with sunshine so Aqua Aerobics was quite pleasant.
  8. Friday: Another nice day with a walk and preparing for our daughter and SIL’s visit later today – an early birthday celebration weekend for me!
  9. Saturday: Coffee and a chat at our favourite cafe in town with our daughter and SIL, then a relaxing afternoon at home, a walk through the bush and a bbq dinner.
  10. Sunday: A warm sunny day, a quick trip out to the lake for a paddle with our daughter and her husband before they left for the 3 hour drive home.  A relaxing afternoon reading.
  11. Monday: Aqua aerobics session at the local pool, a beautiful warm sunny day.

    Weather around the world

    How’s the weather?

  12. Tuesday: My 57th birthday!  I had a lovely day starting with calls from my family, a walk, lunch out with my husband and reading in the hammock – it was a very warm day!
  13. Wednesday: A hot day which I spent working as an Outdoor Activity leader with high school students.  It’s the hardest I’ve worked for quite some time and I was very tired afterwards!
  14. Thursday: Our little town has a Christmas Carnival every year which takes over the main street, organised by the local Rotary and Lions Clubs, and I helped out cooking on the bbq while enjoying the evening festivities.
  15. Friday:  My book club group had our Christmas party at Nest Cinema Cage (my favourite) with dinner and a movie and lots of book chat!
  16. Saturday: Fly from Wagga Wagga to the Gold Coast to see mum and dad for a few days, met up with my brother, my sister and her  husband.
  17. Sunday: An early Christmas Day with lots of family getting together for lunch. We were able to bring dad out too and enjoyed spending family time together. (Thanks to my brother-in-law, Tim, for capturing this great family photo, I’m sure he’s happy I’ve used it here).

    family christmas

    An early family Christmas

  18. Monday: A quiet day as everyone had left except mum and I. Had a walk along the beach before popping in to see dad then stopping to look at new cars for mum.
  19. Tuesday: An early morning walk before it got too hot and then a day of odd jobs around the house before enjoying Chinese takeaway for dinner and watching a movie together.
  20. Wednesday: Visited dad and wished him a Merry Christmas, farewelled mum and then flew home to get ready for our next trip away.
  21. Thursday: Warm day just perfect for aqua aerobics session, coffee with friends and dinner out with our cycling group – in between trying to unpack and repack for next week away.
  22. Friday: Packed up the car and drove 3 hours to daughter’s place, lunched, shopped and had a pedicure together before food shopping at Costco which was surprisingly pleasant.
  23. Saturday: Drove 2.5 hours to our beach cottage ‘home’ for the next week. A refreshing swim in the ocean was just what we needed after unpacking our copious bags of food!!

    beach smiley face

    beach smiley face

  24. Sunday: It was a bit cooler today but we still managed to walk, ride and relax before our family tradition of fresh cooked fish and chips for dinner.
  25. Monday: Christmas Day was cooler than expected with grey skies but very pleasant for an early morning walk along the beach with husband, daughter and SIL followed by lunch with parents and sister in law. A lazy relaxing day.

    A walk along the beach on Christmas Day

    A walk on the beach

  26. Tuesday: Another cooler day with overcast skies but the beach was busy with families out and about everywhere, enjoying the beach, riding their bikes, walking, running – I had a lovely 8km walk listening to an audio book and taking in the views.
  27. Wednesday: My favourite sister-in-law’s birthday, (she’s more like a sister), a lazy day spent relaxing before dinner at a Thai Restaurant with the family.
  28. Thursday: We decided to extend our stay for another two nights and luckily the weather warmed up and we went swimming (with dolphins nearby), out to lunch and did even more riding.
  29. Friday: A really warm day as our daughter and SIL packed up to return home and we went swimming, walking and riding in the summer’s heat.
  30. Saturday: We packed up and left our cosy beach cottage, it was 30C at 10am and went to stay with my parents-in-law for the night.  I caught up with an old friend which was just delightful!

    School friends

    Friends from way back

  31. Sunday: We left for our 5+ hours drive home stopping for a break with our daughter and SIL on the way and miraculously we managed to stay up to watch the fireworks on TV and see in 2018 before crashing!

Well that was December!  How was your festive season?

Wishing you all a fantastic month ahead and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018.  Thanks for stopping by to read my blog, I really appreciate your visit.

If you enjoyed reading my post I’d love to hear your thoughts, maybe tell me what you enjoyed most about your month?

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Deb xx

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  One thought on “A Sentence a Day for December: A time for celebrations

  1. leannelc
    January 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    What a full on month Deb – not surprising though with Christmas and New Year thrown into the mix. These posts and the accompanying pics are a great way to look back in the future – Denyse did a great one of her year that she put together on youtube.

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    • January 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Yes it was full on Leanne and now I need to focus on the next month! I really enjoy keeping this monthly post going. Love your word for the year too – just left you a comment 🙂

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  2. kaylynna
    January 5, 2018 at 1:35 am

    You had a wonderful month. Is the linkup something any blogger can join?

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Thanks, it was indeed a great month!! Yes of course anyone can join in with these monthly posts. Add you post about your month to the linkup in my post! Hope to see you there 😊

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  3. Jodie
    January 5, 2018 at 2:59 am

    What a fabulous month, Debbie!
    It’s so hard to wrap my head around Christmas when it’s warm outside!! I may have to try it one year!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:54 am

      I find it hard to imagine how cold you all must be at the moment as I bake in the heat!! A hot Christmas is a must to experience at least once🌞

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  4. January 5, 2018 at 4:06 am

    What a great month, Deb! Wow! So busy! And I’m more than a little jealous about your sunshine and warmth! It’s freezing here and the ground is covered in snow! You are a lucky girl! ~ Lynn

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Hi Lynn, it looks like a very cold snap is happening to you all while we are having a hot one here!! A great month indeed, all the best to you 🌞 stay warm ❄️

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  5. January 5, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Oh I am loving those beach pictures! I would love to live somewhere “sunny and 75”. Sounds like a good month for you.
    🙂 gwingal

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:50 am

      It’s going to be very hot this weekend Niki at 41 Celsius, so I’m thinking of you all snow bound and freezing. We probably wish we could all swap places from time to time! Yes it was a great month 😊

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  6. www.retirementreflections.com
    January 5, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Congratulations on a very rich and full December, Deb. Your ‘Sentence a Day’ format is a very effective catch-up! Wishing you a fabulous January ahead!

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Donna, it’s such fun to record a thought each day and voila it’s done at the the end of the month 😊 loving the heat here at the moment although 41 degrees Celsius might be a tad too hot this weekend 🌞

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  7. January 5, 2018 at 6:14 am

    What a great December you’ve had, Deb! Wishing you a fit, fun, and fantastic January. Happy New Year 2018!
    P.S. I had Fitness, Family, Friends, and Fun in 2017 🙂

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Natalie! I love your F words, I’m going to try hard to stay focussed this year!! Happy 2018 to you 🎉

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  8. Jo
    January 5, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I’m so hooked on these monthly posts. Sometimes I forget to link them up, but they’ve become a real way to document the month. Happy New Year to you Deb.

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    • January 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment Jo! I’ve done the same thing – written it, posted and then forgotten to link it up until later!! This year my word is focus so I’m trying very hard to do just that and follow through with things instead of forgetting!! I can only try can’t I?? I too love the ease of jotting down a thought from each day, it’s a great way to keep track of things. All the best for 2018 to you too 😊

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  9. January 5, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Oh, the beach on Christmas must be heavenly!

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  10. January 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    You certainly had a busy December, sounds like fun all the way around, especially being at the beach on Christmas. We are spending our last few days with family here in San Diego, then off to Hawaii for a week. Our birthdays are so close together and you’re one year behind me! So happy birthday and Happy New Year to you!

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    • January 5, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      yes it’s lovely at the beach at Christmas! Wow Hawaii sounds fabulous, enjoy 🙂 Happy birthday to you too, we’re very special people obviously!

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  11. mommyhon333
    January 6, 2018 at 2:58 am

    So glad to read that your weather become quite agreeable for swimming with dolphins nearby, bike riding, walking in the bush(!) – we walk in the desert – an aqua aerobics. Glad you were able to extend your beach cottage stay. If we don’t hurry and get some snow this winter, I will be ready to push past the cold and welcome spring. Wishing for just one little dusting!

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    • January 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Hoping you get a dusting soon for your sake. We’re sweltering inside today although I had a big bike ride before the heat got too much today. Lovely to join in and get your comments 🙂

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  12. January 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Sounds like you had a busy month. I’m envious of the warm weather and the beach photos. And I love how you put down what the day of the week was not just the number.

    Sounds like you got lots of family time and celebrating.

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    • January 7, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Many thanks for your visit and comment! I set it up with the name of the days so I can remember what I did on each day when I draft my post. I usually do a few days at a time so it’s a useful way to keep track 🙂
      It sure was a fun time with family.

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  13. Tamara Reddy
    January 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Debbie, you are a brave woman to swim in chilly water as one of your primary forms of exercise! I’m a total wimp and will only entertain what I call ‘Caribbean warm’ water!

    It appears you had a very busy month, but with lots and lots of family time, so yeah for that!

    Look forward to getting to know you better through our Sentence A Day monthly posts!

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    • January 9, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Thanks very much for your visit Tamara, it’s a great linkup to participate in each month. I enjoy reading about everyone’s month but maybe that’s just because I’m a stickybeak at heart 🙂

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