Sunday, December 18, 2011
It's here and I am not ready.
Not a surprise. Really. Yet somehow I underestimate my holiday energy.
Imagine that! Each and every year. I know, I know, I of all people know how trying the holidays are. After playing Santa all month delivering packages and cards and even more packages I head home from work with grand intentions ( really big grand intentions! ) of getting the house all holiday spiffy etc. Then I actually walk in the door - sit down and just - whew! Tired! I need to redo Christmas around here and reschedule it. Say, like sometime in oh I don't know, JULY!?
Actually I really do love the Christmas holiday. To drive past the beautiful decorations and lights. A glimpse of a tree all done up in a window. The general good cheer of people out and about. It is like one big love fest of color and lights!
So in spite of all the sapped energies our tree is up and decorated lights and all ( thanks in a very large part to the boy!)
One of my favorite parts of decorating the tree is pulling out some ornament and remembering what made it special.
The angel made of felt and yarn that was carried around by daughter and left on a city bus..she cried buckets..I bought a new one...I smile each year at the memory now. The joy of the Santa and the teddy bear ornaments. the girls singing Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Each one trying to be loudest.
I get pretty nostalgic around this time.. But I really love Christmas! And of course it would not be the same in July...
Posted by Karen Christensen