so...what's on your mind?
So what I am wondering is, other than if I can make it to work with all of this snow coming, what kind of holiday drama do you have in your life? Or is it me? I mean, tis the season for joy and giving...isn't it? I warn my criminal offenders each year to beware of the sadness and depression that often creeps in as our responsibilities multiply, the darkness settles earlier every night and families of the extended variety expect more, more, more, more.
I'm totally not a pessimist - I prefer to call myself realistic - prepared, aware, mindful. I am reminded to be real as the holiday approaches and after yesterday came and went with my first family gathering to kick off the season. The old saying "you can't pick your family" aint for nothing. *giggle* If I could just pick who I celebrate with - I would, and most of those people would actually be my family. But there are obligations, it's ineveitable. And it's okay - it is often a good time to reconnect with people, if only for a few hours - but then sometimes I mop my forehead in retrospect and think "glad that's over".
After hearing some post-party commentary from my mom today, I have to share my advice...don't give anyone the power to crap on your holiday - empower yourself to be okay and let whatever you can roll right off of your shoulders while enjoying a favorite cookie, a special ornament, a childhood memory, perhaps a candlelight church service - whatever you do to recharge! Good luck!
one of the cutest reasons I enjoy the holidays...
Okay, I swear - no more soapbox til the new year - there is some secret-ish knitting going on - AND I am on book 52!