Tim, who loves Christmas, had already decked out the house in the outdoor lights that we apparently bought last year. There's a blue string along the front of the house, and a white string around the front door. Inside, there were stockings, a red and a white poinsetta on the dining table, the nativity set he brought from travels to South America before we began dating, and various other festive bits and pieces.
|Detail from my new door by Tim|
I was sad to leave my parents, it's always a tough goodbye when there's a vast ocean separating you. But it is also good to be home. And just because I can, I am having a coffee as I write this at my desk in the office with my new abstract expressionist door at 2am. I'll aim to head back to bed shortly.