Did you have an amazing weekend?
I should have been shopping.
Or generally checking things off my Christmas list.
I watched the Hallmark movie about the girl who gets a job as Santa Claus and falls in love with the head of the menswear department at the store where she works, but he has absolutely no idea that she’s playing Santa and he keeps going to Santa (who is really the girl dressed up) and asking for relationship advice.
Confused? Oh good….me, too.
And I can’t decide which is more random.
1. That no one in the entire movie questions the girl’s obviously fake Santa voice.
or 2. That the guy in the movie thought it was a good idea to ask Santa Claus for dating tips. 🙂
Thanks to all that movie procrastination, the day ahead is full to the brim of activity and spilling over with to-do lists.
And what’s on the list? Are you curious?
Here’s my mini list of what my December day brought to me (and a little Christmas decorating in the downstairs bath).
Twelve Christmas gifts to be wrapped.
Eleven creative projects that we are making for my family for Christmas.
(total aside: In case this is your first Thistlewood Christmas, we exchange handmade presents for the holidays.)
They are a little bit of amazing wrapped up and placed under the tree.
Oh, and one of my very favorites here.
Ten minutes spent picking up all the dishes from the party last night.
Nine Elvis Christmas carols to sing on my drive to Target.
Eight stocking stuffers I need to pick up for Christmas morning.
Seven trips to the highschool for things the twins forgot for their Christmas parties.
Six beds to make.
Five parade floats to watch.
Four football games to cheer at.
Three sets of Christmas cards to mail out.
Two parties to plan
….one amazing day to count my blessings.
But before the day begins.
Before all the busy and the coming and going and cheering and driving and wrapping and creating.
The house is quiet and still and silent.
The Christmas lights are twinkling on the tree and the kitchen smells like evergreen topped off with cinnamon.
The coffee is hot and there’s a second cup waiting.
I know your day ahead is busy, too, and my wish for you is a moment before all the busy begins….
….just to celebrate the quiet.
Celebrate the stillness.
Celebrate the pressing the pause button to count your blessings.
And may your day be full of the joys and celebrations of the season…..
….now go take on what your December day brought to you.
PS I just saw the sun peeking through the windows.
The day is looking brighter already. 🙂