Friday, December 18, 2009

Comfort and Joy

As happens every year now, December is passing by far too quickly, and I am left to play catch-up with my holiday preparations; this year, however, seems to be even worse than most.

I am shamefully behind on all things related to Christmas-- there are cards to be written and mailed (alright, let's be honest-- purchased...,) gifts still to be found (I know!) and I've yet to conquer any of the holiday baking I've intended to do.

I haven't even spent a night driving around to admire Christmas lights, nor have I listened to holiday music as much as I'd have liked. In a season that is undoubtedly my favorite, instead of the normal feelings of excitement over holiday preparations, I've been battling feelings of stress.

Melanie Acevedo

This weekend, I am hoping to check-off some of the holiday items on my list, while reminding myself of the joy that comes from the simple pleasures of holiday-flavored lattes, buildings adorned with twinkling lights, and falling asleep by the soft glow of a Christmas tree. In the midst of this busy time of year, I hope you find your weekend filled with many little joys too.


Brown Button Trading said...

Oh I hear you Courtney - I haven't done any christmas shopping yet, not even a christmas tree - its so sad!
Hope you have time to stop and enjoy.

Lauren said...

me too!!! SO behind!!! :)

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I'm 100% behind too... Hoping the snow motivates me tomm (also, I love to fall asleep with only christmas lights on!)

Courtney said...

Best of luck on your Christmas to dos. Wish we were in town to look at lights together -- and don't forget the hot coco stop as well. Thinking of y'all! xx

Courtney said...

I hope you're feeling more "under control" for Christmas. I feel that life is flying at me at a faster-then-normal-rate, too. I'm trying to hang on and enjoy the ride as much as possible, but it's hard not to feel overwhelmed.

Happy Holidays, Courtney!

Bri said...

I hate how crazy the holidays make everyone. It's a good idea in theory, but really, who is that organized? It's a few days until xmas and I still have presents to buy. Le sigh.

Unknown said...

Courtney, just wanted to drop by and wish you a merry merry christmas! hoping you and your family have a warm and jolly one! Happy we have connected via the blog world--so glad we are friends!

xo Mary Jo