It can be so tough to get in the holiday spirit some years, am I right? Just because the calendar says it's Christmas time doesn't mean it feels like it....so what's a person to do?
We're one week from Christmas and I'm not ready.
I'M NOT READY!!
I haven't wrapped a single gift. For that matter - I still have gifts to buy.
The weather has been unseasonably warm, there's not a snowflake to be seen. It doesn't feel one bit like Christmas.
I don't even know what I'm making for Christmas dinner.
I haven't baked even one cookie. Not one.
The weeks just fly by, there aren't enough hours in the day, and I can't catch up.
Can anyone say STRESSED??
This weekend I need to catch up so I can enjoy the remainder of the holiday season. What's left of it.
I'm pulling out all the stops right now. The big guns. It's time.
Here's my plan.
Saturday morning I'll make my usual weekend morning cappuccino....with a good sprinkle of cinnamon.
And a hearty weekend breakfast.
And I'll get to work.
My favorite Christmas CD will go on.
|Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong|
My most loved song on the whole cd? Right here. Song For a Winter's Night. It gives me chills, every time. I turn it up real loud and sing right along with Sarah.
And it's not Christmas without James Stewart and Donna Reed. Not even close. My daughter took me to see a 1940's radio version of this at a local theater last weekend, which was incredible - we had such a terrific day! However, the original movie still needs to be watched. Without a doubt.
I'll light some beautiful holiday scented candles - I'm super excited about a new one I just got in the mail and it's unpacked, in place on the sideboard, and ready to go - just waiting for me to strike the match.
|Unplug Soy Candles|
These Unplug Soy Candles are poured into old wine bottles and they smell AMAZING!! This one is a Christmas scent and I am so excited to light it up!! I read about it first at Thrifty Decor Chick's blog and she absolutely raved about it....of course, since I'm a total candle junkie I had to reach out to Jennifer and place an order. I'm so glad I did!!
Once the scene is set I'm going to make myself an eggnog, get out the wrapping paper, and go to town.
How do you get yourself in the holiday spirit when you're just not feeling it?
What's your secret?