The Holiday Preparations
I had every intention of walking about outside and snapping some photos, but we are in the deep freeze. Just the thought of choosing to be outside in ten degree weather with the winds whipping around had me chilled. So I walked around the house instead and snapped some photos.
Are you ready for the holidays? I guess I'm almost ready. I've been procrastinating on the baking something fierce. My reasoning is that if I wait then I won't have to freeze them. I love my excuse. Today my son arrives (yay!) and so we begin phase one of the holiday visitors.
Phase two begins when my daughter and son in law arrive December 27th (for a week!). The days will be busy and my house will be crazy and messy in some ways. I am determined to soak in all the goodness. Each year I get better and ignoring the messy tables.
Phase three is when my sister, brother in law and nephew arrive on December 30th. I am super excited!!
Everyday when I prepare dinner, I play Christmas music and sing along. I've wrapped and labeled and sketched out the menu plans with wiggle room to change my mind. (I write a week's worth but each day I cook what I 'feel' like cooking). My personal goal of Advent this year was to savor the waiting time.
Along with the holiday prepping, I've maintained a focus on limiting my internet time. The less time I spend on the internet, the more productive and serene I am. Simple really and yet I fall down the rabbit hole of reading and clicking again and again.
Are you ready?