Busy busy weekend and I wouldn’t have it any other way! It was busy enough that I enjoyed it, but not so frantic that I lost the cheer and had to embrace the Grinchy. I so enjoyed my extra day to just enjoy some reading and napping. I didn’t feel that great so it was nice to just doze and recover from whatever was making me feel like a limp noodle. I did get a few things accomplished off my list.
1. Spiced cider
2. Christmas card pictures taken at my favorite house that belongs my sister (in law)’s family.
3. Beauty and the Beast production!
The rest of the weekend was a slow enjoyment of all things Christmas. From the baking to the wrapping to the music and movies, I enjoyed all of it. I even had an easy trip to Walmart without losing an appendage or my mind. Of course, it helps to go at 6:30 in the morning, but we can’t all be early birds on weekends.
I think its possible that I’m not ready for it to be over. I’m fighting the passing of time this week. The kid in me is anxious to see everyone and the magic of it all and the excitement. The adult in me knows that mid January, it’s all over and back to brutal cold and another 10 months until it all comes back around again.
So how do I hang on to this current state of just being in the moment? Who wants to enjoy being in the moment of frozen cars, rain, and never ending darkness? Well, I want to enjoy being wherever I happen to be no matter the environment or situation. It’s easy to be content in the middle of the holiday craze. It’s not so easy when the big dance is over and it’s a long time until spring comes again. But hey, January is all about resolutions. And I’ve come to realize that the mental state of mind has such an influence on a person’s attitude and perspective. I can continue to choose the joy.
I think I’ll choose the joy and break out the Santa pj’s tomorrow. They’ve been hanging in my closet for a couple of weeks and I’m feeling particularly Santa-ish right now.
Time for snoozing!