Saturday, November 24, 2007
Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. My all time favorite time of the year. I love the decorating and the exciting of finding that perfect gift for someone, the letter writing (my annual "year in the life of our family"letter), the warm feelings that abound, the Christmas music, ahhhhhh!(smile on my face). It's a time to think of those less fortunate than ourselves and give from the heart. I try to do it year round, but it is so much more evident at this time of year.
My children will all be home for Christmas, and that, to me is the most important part of Christmas, family togetherness. Don't know what I am going to do when they all have families of their own...but why worry about that now.
My husband put up the outside lights today, but informed me that he doesn't have enough....he is Mr. Griswald of National Christmas Vacation! You can see our house from space! I can sit in my LR and read using only the outside lights to read by! But he loves it and I must admit it is fun. The electric company loves us too!
I am blessed that my family is not big into baked goodies, so I don't have a problem there, but they do like their big dinners...so have started to plan ahead with lots of fresh veggies, salads and low-calorie items. We have our big Christmas meal on December 24th (we have combined my family traditions with my husbands Ukranian traditions). We celebrate with the traditional 12 dishes of Ukranian food and all the Ukranian trimmings. It really works out well, because I don't cook on Christmas day, other than warming up leftovers. We don't have meat, so no turkey until New Years. Our house is open house to all our friends and family that wish to drop in to celebrate with us.
This year will be a doubly blessed year, THERE IS LESS OF ME! Woo Hoo!
I feel like I have had my Christmas gift already, Thanks SP for the support and tools that have enabled me to really enjoy feeling good about myself and know that I am on the right track to a long and healthy life.
Yep, it's going to be a wonderful Christmas season.