Monday, December 6, 2010

Feel Like Christmas Yet?

December 6th already? How can that be? Weren't we just on the beach?

The weather outside will definitely tell you that it's been a while since we've had hot temperatures. I say, if it's going to be this cold, bring on the snow! Love snow days with hot chocolate and cookies and a fire... for the first few hours until the kids get stir crazy. :-)

Every minute we are inching toward Christmas. There is still so much to do! Shopping (that's endless. Seriously.), wrapping, cooking, baking, parties, and the list goes on and on. But when does the moment hit you that it actually feels like Christmas? Sometimes it comes in an unexpected gift, or the music on the radio or putting up the tree. I must confess, this year's tree was quite the ordeal. My mother gave me her tree- it's 7 1/2 feet tall and each branch has to be put in one at a time. Took us no less than an hour just to get the tree together. Oy!

Still, with all the hustle and bustle, I love Christmas. We make time to get together. We choose special things for each other. We eat goodies that we won't eat for another year! We (sometimes) pause and reflect on what has been and where we are and what we hope the New Year will bring.

Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Yours, thinking I need some more white lights and poinsettias,


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