Remember when the trend started a few years back, where people would pick ONE WORD to define their whole year? Yeah. I thought I would never attempt such a thing.
Then, it was like one year a word simply kept popping up over and over again, so I embraced it.
Of course, then I wanted to try again the next year. And that word seemed to work, too.
But this year ... well ...
Christmas is in two days. Can you believe it?
We're in full craziness here at my house. My sinus surgery was yesterday, so I am resting up and recovering with hopes of having the energy to be present for all the fun this weekend.
Food is being prepped. Family is coming in tomorrow. And the kids are bouncing off the wall.
Sounds like a perfect time to hide away and read a Christmas book or two. ;-)
Reining in Creativity
I'm one of these people who sees a project and thinks, "Oh, I could totally do that."
And, most of the time, I can.
But, I'm also one of these people who takes a simple project and makes it ten times more complicated.
For instance, on one of my many forays into pinterest, I discovered a book quilt. Have you see these? I have several pinned on my sewing board here. Check out how pretty they are. Shelves of books across the whole thing or personalized book covers that look like favorites. LOVE them!
And then, my brain goes, ooh. What if you did a shelf on the bottom and top with the open and closed books in the middle. OR maybe a block with a tea cup or a cat mixed in. OR ...
You get the idea. My creativity knows no bounds. Which is why I sometimes have to rein it in.
Real-Life Romance: Love in a Pickup
So many people forget that marriage vows include the phrase "in sickness," but fellow author Jenny McLeod Carlisle is living it. Read on as she talks about how well her husband is taking care of her after surgery. And the little surprise he came up with for her, too.
A Different Christmas
This won't be the first Christmas we don't go anywhere. And actually, the thought of not travelling for the holidays is rather nice. Waking up at home, in our own beds, getting to do presents on actual Christmas day instead of early--yeah. I can get behind that.
But one of the reasons behind it isn't really making me excited. I'm having a procedure done to my sinuses on the 22nd. That means I may be a little miserable over Christmas, despite the promise of a two-day recovery. Yay?
Grief is a funny thing. And by funny, I don't mean "ha, ha." I mean it creeps up and bites you at the craziest times. Or maybe not so craziest.
My mother-in-law passed away four years ago September. This is our fourth Christmas without her.
In some ways, it feels like forever. And in other ways, it feels like yesterday.
But for some reason, this year, all the Santas are getting to me.
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