doesn’t it seem like you’ve just put away the halloween costumes and you’re still nibbling pumpkin pie (well, that may go on a while in my case since i thought i was making desert for the whole crew, but turns out at least 3 other folks brought deserts, most much more interesting that my humble pies…) anyway, there you are in some store somewhere and it hits you. christmas music! and all the thoughts come flooding in. i have to make lists. and make cards. and make cookies. and decorate the house. on and on and on….
well, maybe it doesn’t happen that way for you. maybe you are one who gets your shopping done in july and sends cards out before thanksgiving. but the season seems to hit me like a ton of bricks and i suspect that i’m not completely alone.
don’t get me wrong. i do love this time of year – well, not everything about it, but there are so many good parts! i just have trouble accepting that time is moving so rapidly and i always feel a little overwhelmed at the beginning knowing all that there is to do.
so to get me in the mood (and you too!) i dug up a few holiday favorites from last year that i haven’t shared yet. so, take a deep breath…. one step at a time…. it’s only the FIRST….and it’s going to be wonderful!