It’s so weird being in Dubai during Christmas.
#1 it doesnt really feel like Christmas.
Ya, I have my advent calendar that I do each day, Christmas tree up and decorated (with even some gifts under it!), listen to Christmas music whenever I can. So, its like my head knows its Christmas, but my heart doesn’t.
And if you know me, you know I LOVE Christmas!
#2 The weather
It really does set the mood for Christmas. Here, its sunny and warm – sand everywhere.
Back home, one of the things I looooved about Christmas was the fact that it mant I could curl up in front of the fire, music playing, pajamas on. Or walk outside, bundled up in a sweater and scarf to avoid the chill – shopping at a mall, everyone feeling festive.
#4 I cant bake!
Christmas = baking. And eating. Lots of goodies.
I still haven’t figured out the oven yet. My cookies are still burning on the bottom. I am investigating.
#3 I am away from the fam!
I thought being away from the family during Christmas time would make me really sad – but like I said in #1 , my heart doesn’t realize that its Christmas time. So I am sad that it doesnt actually feel like Christmas, but at the same time I am saving myself from a load of heart ache.
I can just celebrate next year twice as much 😉