It’s getting close to the big day and I’m not thrilled about it. This year, the time is flying by and I feel like I’m missing it because of all the rushing around, parties, church get-togethers, school meetings, etc. Some days, I just want to go right home after school and turn on the lights and savor something hot to drink.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had quite a few nights of steaming hot coffee, brilliant lights, and warm kitty snoozes on my lap. I’ve done a lot more baking than in previous years and I’m glad my co-workers eat up all the treats so I don’t have to look at them. I’ve watched all my movies at least 5 times (watching one right now, White Christmas) and want at least 5 more viewings each. I want more cups of coffee in one of my gazillion holiday mugs. I could use a few more naps with nothing but Christmas lights blazing.
Tonight, I had a little bit of everything on my wish list.
(Someone else was enjoying the nap, but it still counts)
A few weeks ago, I made a promise to myself to not get so wrapped up in the obligations but to take the time and effort to soak it all in. Whether it’s cooking oreo truffles, last minute dashes in wal-mart for butter and Glade plug-in oil, or putting those Christmas address labels on the power bill. Interesting how those “obligations” never really felt like something I HAD to do, but things I found simple pleasure doing. Maybe that’s why I’m pouting because the season is almost over.
It’s only a week and a day until Christmas, but I plan to continue to enjoy every minute of it.
Might as well start with taking Friday off from school so we can finish up some shopping, and try to wrap up the presents that are overflowing out of the guest room. Have a great night!