1. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to have an open heart and an easy smile for everyone around you.
2. The thing I love most about Christmas is the lights, colours and sparkles (let’s face it, I am a girl after all…if it sparkles, it’s all good!).
3. The holiday season is a time for being with those you love, and being thankful for having them close, whether physically close or close in your heart.
4. My favorite thing to eat at the holidays is my mom’s minced meat tarts…yummy! She always has to make twice as many as she needs because she knows I’m going to steal them.
5. I will be spending Christmas with my man and his family. My kids will be at their dad’s for Christmas this year, so the three of us will be celebrating with my parents when they return mid-week.
6. Tis better to (give or receive?) give, give and keep giving…gifts and giving of your time.
7. I’m dreaming of a stress-free (seems to be working so far!) and relaxing Christmas.
Have a happy Christmas everyone!
I’m not sure where this week has gone. I have been pretty good at keeping on track with Christmas preparations, and yet I haven’t found the time to blog much. Oh well.
With the holiday season officially upon us, we should all take a moment to be thankful for what we have rather than aiming for the “perfection” we believe is expected by others. All that matters is being around family and friends, those we love. Everything else is just “stuff” and can be replaced.
This week, I’m thankful for:
- My son and daughter
- My mom
- My man and his continuous surprises (even though I don’t like surprises, but he’s helping me with that!)
- My CAA membership – used it for the 2nd time in over a week. Ugh.
- Being able to be home when my son needed to miss 2 days of school this week because he’s sick, poor little guy
- Kids Tylenol, grape flavoured specifically – bubble gum didn’t go over well
- Both my kids being able to ride the Christmas kids train, and sitting on Santa’s knee, without any issues or meltdowns
- My kids BOTH being on a sleepover last weekend – my daughter has done it a number of times, but it was the first time for my son…and I didn’t get a panic phone call in the middle of the night! Such an amazing achievement for my son!
Be sure to take some time over the upcoming craziness that is the holidays to just sit back (with a warm cup of tea), and recognize the wonder that is the Christmas season.
1. The holiday season is all about family, friends, food, food and more food! Baked goods galore…yummy!
2. Snow makes me happy when I’m inside, warm, and watching the gorgeous snowflakes gently falling down, blanketing everything and looking serene…then I go outside and curse it.
3. The best comfort food to eat when it’s cold out is homemade soup and garlic bread, or a great family recipe called Elsie’s Casserole – the ingredients are in pounds…3lbs of beef, 1lbs of sausage, etc. Not loved by vegetarians though.
4. Winter is the best time for playing outside with my kids: snowball fights, building snowmen, snow angels, etc.
5. I can hardly wait for my next “Stitch & B*tch” get together…a bunch of ladies get together to knit/crochet and chat the night away. Some stitch, some b*tch, some do both. Good times!
6. When it comes to holiday gifts I prefer to give them to others. I pay attention all year, listening for those one-off comments people make, and then I find that item. On very rare occasions, I haven’t been able to find the item in time for Christmas, but I still let the person know what they will be getting so they have something to unwrap on Christmas day.
7. If I were to rate my excitement about the holiday season on a scale from 1-10, I would say I am at about an 8. I honestly haven’t really gotten into the Christmas spirit yet…there’s no snow on the ground yet. We are going to the Santa Claus parade on Saturday and a Christmas party on Sunday so hopefully that will bring my Christmas excitement closer to the surface.