although our christmas will not be white-our day is pretty darn merry-we tend to see the merry in most days around here. we have had a bit of a trying time this christmas season-geoff tore his bicep, then subsequently had surgery and the aftermath of that, i have been plagued with a cold that i just can't seem to shake, geoff's dad is in the hospital and a few other trying situations beyond our control. and for a while there, i am telling you, for a person who is usually filled with the christmas spirit-i felt like i lost my holiday mojo! but yesterday, it all kind of turned around! although i haven't decorated like i normally do, haven't baked one single cookie-not even one from the numerous boxes of fundraiser cookie dough that resides in my freezer, and lots of people are getting gift cards-today is christmas and it feels great. i saw this day for what it truly is to us-a celebration of family and friends and warm memories. so i hope that whatever your circumstances you embrace those around you and take a moment to really see them!
that is what i am going to do, and i will try to ignore the thanksgiving garland hanging above the kitchen doorway!!!!