I’m a little bit late in telling you, but perhaps you already figured that I’ve decided to be on break for most of this month. (I hope to do better with more timely announcements next year!) To be fair, I wasn’t planning on it, but we got hit by a nasty bug the past couple of weeks and I don’t do well when I’m sick. Like, I turn into the world’s grouchiest mom and I lose all sense of patience and kindness and other evolved consciousness of some sort. Like, I just want to hang a sign on the door of my bedroom to pretty please just leave me alone in bed for days. And to only knock if you have some warm soup to offer. Alas, 3-year olds can’t read (nor follow) such signs.
Now that everyone is recovered, I’m tempted to choose between playing catch up with everything I think I am supposed to be doing, OR simply enjoying the last weeks of 2011 before welcoming in the new year. And I choose the latter. There is so much to reflect on, let go, learn from and celebrate. And infinitely more to look forward to.
I’m also still confused about what to celebrate about Christmas, let alone how to celebrate it so this year, we’ll be defaulting to how we’ve always celebrated it: with extended family and of course, good food. No handmade gifts this year, but I did manage to practice conscious spending and bought most of my gifts at Ten Thousand Villages.
Come next year, I’m thinking tropical beaches. Or something like that. I want to see what it would be like to NOT participate in Christmas at all and not feel like a total scrooge. Hmmm. We’ll see.
But for now, I send you all the warmest holiday greetings!!!! Thank you so much for making this year awesome and for being the encouragement I need to keep writing! I have magical plans brewing for this blog and for y’all this coming year and I’m excited to make them happen. I’ll be back when the New Year rolls around.
Love and Light,