Usually …. traditionally … but not this year.
I am so behind and not organized at all. I haven’t even bought the Christmas cards yet! Unheard of for me. So what is going on this year to cause such a drastic change? I can’t honestly pin it to any one thing. All I know is I’m not even in a panic about it yet. Although I suspect that by next weekend I will be pulling my hair out if I still haven’t started. It’s been a very busy fall with the house, health, family, Photography Club and Chaleur Echoes Show. Perhaps I’m taking some time to relax and enjoy my family and friends before I get wrapped in the whirlwind of the holidays … OR, I’m mellowing out in my old age. I could be coming to terms with the fact that Christmas happens – even without my help. LOL (Anyone who knows me will understand the significance of that revelation.) I think this year, I will minimize the decorating and increase the cheer. I will cut back on the baking frenzy and make a few more telephone calls to friends far away. I will spend some extra time dropping a note inside the Christmas Cards this year instead of making ornaments (the tree can’t hold many more anyway.)
With that being said, I think I’ll go and have a light lunch, and attend the free Chaleur Echoes Carole Festival at the St. John Church before joining the ladies for some Christmas Cheer. I’ll even tip a glass and send you all my warmest wishes for a “frenzy” free holiday season. I’ll revisit this topic over the next few weeks and let you know if I’m still in this zen-like state or if I’ll need to tip a few more glasses. 🙂