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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday IMperfection

Everyone spends the holiday season frantic worrying about baking, decorating, shopping and sending cards. I try to and have for the last couple of years tried to enjoy the season a bit more.  I look at it this way....the things will get done....eventually.  I enjoy the shopping but don't want to be stressed when I do it so if I find a gift I would like....I think you'll like it too.  As far as gift wrap is concerned.....God Bless those gift bags.  This makes the perfect gift.  My decorating will be done before the big day arrives....and yes, it may be as late as the 20, 21, 22, 23 or even the 24th....but either way I will enjoy my decorations.  As far as baking is concerned.....I just don't do it.  Now Martha Stewart don't you shutter....a holiday as big as this can occur and someone can NOT bake.  Actually, I am not telling the the cookies that you buy and can break off and bake count...cause if so, I found some pretty damn good ginger ones the other day....and guess what?....we ate them all already!  It's not that I am NOT capable's that I choose not to stress myself out during this time of  the year.  What would I rather be doing instead.....enjoying National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Christmas Story or Funny Farm.....just to name a few of the good Christmas movies; relaxing while out on that shopping trip and looking at things I like as well, or spending time out to dinner with friends and family.

For those of you who must stress yourself out this time of year.....stop.  The holiday is really much more enjoyable when you just take it all in stride.  I am happy for those who put their decorations up early outside cause as I ride by....I thoroughly enjoy them and I wonder if the person inside is opening the oven to a fresh baked cookie and they are harried and stressed...while trying to wrap gifts and write cards all at the same time.  I just refuse to do this to myself and it will all get done in MY GOOD TIME. they need to take time to smell the roses....or in this case the Christmas tree....sit back and enjoy it cause it really can be fun and enjoyable when you allow it to be.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.