Somehow, and I’m not quite sure how, it’s already December. I’m pretty sure I’ve been in a fog the last few months, I’m finally coming too and I can’t quite figure out how it’s time to start wrapping up the year. Now that I’ve survived making Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people and I’m working ridiculously long hours – for which I am very grateful for even if I am feeling very sleep deprived, I’m very excited that it’s finally December.
I’m usually not a big fan of the holidays season because of the holidays themselves (sorry, not trying to sound like the Grinch, but the holidays usually include a lot of stress). In fact I could probably skip them all together except for the fact that it signifies a time when I feel like no matter what, I can take some time off. This year, that means seeing my family for several weeks and believe it or not, I am elated. So many avoid their parents like the plague. I on the other hand can’t wait to see mine. No work and having mom and dad pamper me for a few weeks sounds heavenly right now.
Plus, this is the first year in a long time that I’m excited about the idea of decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies and wrapping presents. It must be that holiday air… and that I’m pretty excited about the gifts that I’m slowly collecting to give to my favorite people.
Like last year, I’m dedicating this month to:
I know it’s cliche but to me, this is the best part of the holidays. So wherever you are and whatever your beliefs, I hope you can take some time now that we are wrapping up yet another year, and appreciate the relationships that we have with those we call family.