Lately / Christmas so far.
This Christmas has been the most relaxed one for a long time. I decided last year that no more was I going to spend lots of time and money on supporting a consumerist and capitalist Christmas - it was time to go back to the roots and spend my energy helping other people instead. So this year we started a fundraiser to support UNICEF throughout advent. It closed yesteday on Christmas Eve, and people donated a total of 11 576 NOK (about 1200 Euros)! I am so happy! It feels so good! And it confirms my belief that more people want this - to simplify their own ways of celebrating and to spend more money and time on loving their fellow humans. Freja sowed little felt hearts and many people bought them, so she alone raised a lot of the money.
The rest of our Christmas energy these couple of days was spent on being together - baking a little, being outside quite a bit, decorating, spying for nissen, eating well, dancing around the Christmas tree, watching good movies and just slowing down a whole lot. It has been lovely.