December 2nd

It's been an odd day today and I have no photos to show why. Suffice to say my dad underwent major surgery to remove tumours in his liver and bowel. While he did that, my sister and I took my mum shopping in Belfast where I managed to buy nothing other than a bottle of (very cool magnetic) nail polish! Thankfully the surgery went entirely according to plan and he is through the worst with a very positive prognosis. But it was a weird experience.In the back of my head the whole time, however, were thoughts about how I was ever going to be ready for the charity craft evening that a few friends and I had organised for tonight. Admittedly the timing was less than ideal, but I'm so glad we went ahead and did it. I have some amazingly talented friends who make everything from jewellery to paper mache, and cushions to applique pictures. Which meant that not only did we get to admire and buy each other's creations, but we had tip top festive fun with a lot of other amazing friends and family! And raised some lovely money for Christians Against Poverty, our chosen charity. They do such an incredible work helping people out of debt - you should really visit their website and read some of the stories of lives transformed. A-maz-ing! Anyway, I have only a few photos of the evening as I was having too much fun just being part of it all. So this is all I have for today. But that's two days under my belt and I'm feeling good about this December daily malarkey!