looking for the tinsel...
I want Christmas cookies baking in the oven (and I REALLY want to be eating them). I would love at least one of our trees to be up and my snow globes spinning their white flakes through the air, I just have zero desire to do it this year.....................so I'm not. I don't give myself this kind of permission very often. Like so many other people, I live a life of seemed obligation. I would love to say it feels great, relaxing and kind of freeing to have the break. I'm not sure. I feel a little guilty and kind of disappointed in myself, but you know, not enough to break out the tinsel.
I haven't even purchased one present. I am usually done shopping by Thanksgiving. We're not exactly skipping Christmas this year but we are going away. Headed over to Coronado to walk on the beach and have a fancy brunch. We three will be together, the husband, the daughter and myself and that's all I really need for a happy Christmas. I think so anyway. I'll let you know.
Posted by jeanette from everton terrace at 2:38 AM
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I did that a few years ago...I just didn't do anything. I don't believe in stressing out over any holiday. Enter my StyleMint Giveaway for 5 shirts!
OK - confession - the best Christmases that we ever had (and I mean before children) was when we spent them alone and without all the hubbub! We were able to focus on the real reason for Christmas and give it the quiet reverence it deserved. We took walks in the snow to look at the lights, but kept it small and simple. LOVELY.
We still keep it simple and are sure to put the focus on the greatest gift of Christ, that no other material thing could ever come close to out-doing...but, for those little ones that love the magic of the lights and for the one who truly enjoys the "feasting".....what I do, I do for them...and it is magical.
I LOVE that you three are escaping.....alone.....together.....I think that is the best gift you could have possibly given each other.....it makes me smile.
lights totally count!
There is something to be said for a low-key Christmas. we're having one of those this year!
Wow, just seeing that little elf photo makes me think I need to break that tree out.
Then again, Maria's comments make me think we should just continue with the low-key Christmas season.
Jeanette I am doing simply what I can this year and it is going to be just fine. Being in rehab has taught me that I must take care of myself or I will be of no good to anyone!
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We have nothing up as we're away to NZ next Wed, but no, I didn't even get the baubles out, I know it will take me another two months to get them back down the five steps into the garage...yes that's how useless I am...
Ditto to everything.
I haven't exactly lost the Christmas spirit this year but simply misplaced it....I hope.
We're giving the children a family holiday filled with special experiences for their Christmas present next week and then we'll think about trees etc....perhaps.
Time spent with my loved ones is my top priority and I hope to be able to do something special for each one that shows them how truly special they are to me and what a gift they are in my life.
Your venture to Coronado sounds like the perfect Christmas to me.
I bought a Poinsettia, it is alone on my mantelpiece. No decorations this year, no cookie-baking (first time since the early seventies.) We did only a tiny tree last year and I found tht I don't need to decorate to celebrate Christmas.
You know that sounds just about perfect. Enjoy.
Ahhh - I had one of those elves that I adored! Less stress seems an appealing way to go. Enjoy! And can't wait to hear how this holiday change goes for you!
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