Once again, the holidays seem to have crept up on me this year. Just like last year, and the year before that. I’m just not that super organized person who has their Christmas list done by Halloween and all the shopping and decorating done by Thanksgiving. I have one of those friends who has everything done by Thanksgiving, the tree goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and she’s just done. She makes it looks so easy. I love her, but I just don’t get it. Honestly, I think it’s a little strange.
I am definitely no Martha Stewart, but I do like the house to look cheerful and festive. And I ‘m not a great shopper, so I’m not really good at the “stuff” or the presents. My kids are getting older, and honestly the focus on the gifts and the lists got old years ago. It’s just not about the stuff. But everyone seems to focus on what’s wrapped under the tree. I’ve threatened to retreat to some deserted island and get rid of Christmas all together, but honestly I think I would miss it just a little bit too. So rather than boycott the whole entire thing, I’ve ordered out our Christmas dinner, did a little shopping online, managed to get a tree and a few ornaments out, and I’m in. Let’s do this. Nice and mello, no pressure. So what’s gotten me through the craziness, the crowds, the traffic and the lines?? I’ve adopted a new mantra this season, that just might stick around for the New Year as well.
“The Best Things in Life Are…
The People we Love…The Places we’ve Been…and the Memories we make along the Way.” So this holiday season, I hope we can put down the wrapping paper, get out of the kitchen, get off the internet and out of the stores. I want to stop by and visit the people I love, give more hugs than presents, and enjoy the memories we are making along the way.