Friday, November 1, 2013

The Holidays - I've Changed My Mind

I'm not sure exactly what happened between writing my blog yesterday and writing my blog today.  It's a like a switch has been flipped.  I don't know if it's a combination of dressing up for Halloween yesterday and getting to celebrate red cup day today or what.  But I am suddenly, ridiculously, excited for the holidays.

I'm excited to bake and cook and decorate in a way that I wasn't yesterday.  I'm excited to get to go see the Christmas tree lighting.  I'm excited that in a week Veronica is going to be three miles away and we're going to be able to do stupid holiday stuff together, that no one else is going to want to do.  I think I want to make pine cone turkeys :-)

I'm excited for Thanksgiving.  I love Thanksgiving, even if the logistics can become complicated.  Who cares? C.T.F.D. Enjoy the family, and friends and good food and just the happiness that comes from spending a day, or a few days, being Thankful.  I might even participate in the annual November Facebook challenge of posting something each day that I'm thankful for.

I'm excited to do Elf on a Shelf again. Zap is going to return even though just last week I was bitching about how much I didn't want to do it. After PJ's lack of enthusiasm last night when it came to trick-or-treating I realized that he's getting old and isn't going to believe in Santa for much longer, if he even still does.  That means that this year I need to step it up a bit.  Make it more magic than I usually do.

I still don't want to go overboard on decorating my apartment or spending a lot of money. That's one of the great things about living in a major metropolitan area. There is always something holiday related happening for the cost of next to nothing.  Heck, there will come a point where we can just go get in the car and drink hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights every night of the week if that's what we want to do.

So here I go, off to plan and make lists and be happy that I am finally out of my anti-holiday funk.

1 comment:

  1. I never, ever say no to looking at Christmas lights. Best part of it all for me. :)