All the presents are wrapped
The gingerbread house has been skillfully iced and stuck with candies
We are drinking plenty of cocoa for these 70-degree Texas winter days
This year’s Christmas quilt is nearly complete (you know, the one I started last year)
I even ordered Christmas cards!
All in all, it’s been a festive month and we still have 11 days to go until the big day. I’ve actually done a lot less this year than years past in terms of activities and it’s been nice to spend weekends at home doing quiet things with just the four of us. 2015 has been a big year in many ways and that bigness has been wonderful but also sometimes overwhelming. I’ve felt pretty constantly busy doing a lot of not so important things sandwiched in between big meaningful things. So I’m sort of taking December off from obligations and only saying yes to the things that I/we want to do. Fun family time. Picnics at the park. Naps for children and adults. Cookie making. Cookie eating. Small gatherings with dear friends. Marathons of old TV series that I missed. Drinking lots of lattes.
It’s been wonderful.
Here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.