This year I will catch the holiday spirit.
I’ve discovered the last few years that doing that is not as easy as it sounds. I mean…some people are just bubbling over with Christmas mirth and really when I’m all scroogified I want to shove them into holiday traffic. This year I’m going to try to be less of a scrooge. I’m starting early. I think that’s probably the key.
Right now, I’m cuddled up on the couch, sipping a Starbucks’ peppermint mocha and listening to Carol of the Bells (my favourite). The entire CD is different versions of Carol of the bells. You’d think that would get boring but there are so many different variations that they all sound different. It’s a lovely backdrop to the day. The temperature is dropping and there’s a promise of snow this afternoon. I’m actually hoping the weather report is accurate. I’d like to see some big puffy snowflakes.
So…everyday from now through the New Year, I’m going to do something to get into the holiday spirit and I’ll report it to you. Play along if you like. Today, I’m making a Christmas Card list and getting supplies to make Christmas cards. I make my own every year. It’s a big project but lots of fun. I’ll post a picture of a finished card on the blog when I make them.
Changing gears from Christmas, I’m off to write on my Valentine story. I should complete it today and turn it in. I promise a full report later.
Children: Growing up faster than I can believe. My oldest is quickly becoming involved in extracurricular activities. He wants to—gulp—go to a school dance. Homework avoidance 2 on the standard 1-10 scale of homework perfection.
Loads of laundry: 2
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