...for being extremely distractable...and feeling like I'm forgetting to do a million things...probably because I am...for having a "to-do" list a mile long...and not being able to properly focus on any one task at hand...therefore not getting much of anything accomplished at the end of the day...for considering the fact that we accomplished Math and Language before the sun goes down "school"...and staying up till 2am on my laptop trying to figure out what the heck to get certain people in our family for Christmas...for eating my weight in Cherry Cordial Kisses...for circling the Wal-Mart parking lot 57 times cause I'm too lazy to walk more than 6 spaces from the door...for getting a cramp in my hand from filling out Christmas cards I swore I wouldn't send again...for watching QVC to see what "Today's Value" is...for letting laundry pile up in my bedroom till I'm quite sure the crew from "Hoarders" is gonna show up any minute...for neglecting to wash my hair for 3 days...throwing it in a ponytail and baseball cap and dousing it in body spray...in hopes that no one notices...for vacuuming up pine needles everyday that are falling from our tree...for considering running my car into the nearest tree when Bob Carlisle and "The Christmas Shoes" comes on again for the upteenth time...for being behind 4 days on our Advent reading...Tis' the Season.
Tis' the season...
For time spent over coffee and White Chocolate Bread Pudding with wonderful friends... ...for perusing Antique Stores with my husband and finding the niftiest retro canister set of 4 for $10...this was especially sweet since I was so jealous of Edie's...ok, I still am slightly..hers has turquoise...and I brake for turquoise. And I also fell in love with this adorable blueish-green bird...it reminded me of winter...probably cause it's a puffed up bird...maybe that's what I am...puffed up for winter...yes...that's what I'll tell myself...where was I?....oh yeah... I'm not quite convinced that it's Antique...sure looks like I'd spot it at Target on a shelf...but it does weigh about 8 pounds no joke..the tag said it was a door stop...so who knows. It's now perched in my kitchen window.
...for watching Christmas movies as a family...for reading scripture about the coming of the Messiah...and remembering the real Reason for the Season...for preparing for The Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes...for reciting our favorite scenes from "Elf"...for taking the annual Christmas photo of my children...and reflecting on how much they have changed in just a year...for driving to see the lights on 109 for the hundredth time as a family because the kids ask to...for baking in the kitchen with my kids and my husband...for gaining 10 pounds...for making my 100 year old recipe of Wassail...for crying while watching "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown"...for sipping German Chocolate Cake coffee on cold mornings...for reading "The Crippled Lamb"...and the Christmas story from the Bible...for the smell of Christmas...for Christmas music EVERYWHERE you go...for folks being just a bit kinder...and hearts that are just a bit fuller.
Tis' the Season!
"And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to you"