Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Just yesterday when I went to write the date, I wrote October instead of November. Clearly, my brain is about a month behind schedule. I still cannot believe that tomorrow is December. There is part of me that wants to panic because we still have pumpkins sitting on our front porch, and all of our Christmas decorations are still safely stowed in their containers in the closet. But, I’m determined to have a different Christmas season than years past. Usually it seems like I’m rushing around going from task to task, and I really only stop to enjoy the season when it’s a day or two before Christmas. This year, I’m going to remind myself that things don’t have to be perfect. My goal is to do things simply and still with kindness. That means that I’ll be sending out our Christmas cards soon without the pictures of us (sadly, the CD with our pictures is still M.I.A). Our decorations may not be as elaborate as last year. And some (or all) of our Christmas cookies may be of the slice-and-bake variety and not from scratch. But, I hope that gives me a little more time to remember what the season is all about. Or, at the very least, this will ensure I don’t end up wandering store aisles late at night talking to myself. Happy almost December!