Saturday, November 15, 2008

Joy to my world

I love the winter holidays. I love the feeling of promise the new year brings, the gathering of friends, the music, the food, the evergreen, and giving. This year in particular I am aware that I don't have the means nor the time to give to all how I would like. When I mean give, I don't mean waking up at 3 a.m. after Thanksgiving day to get the best deals. Giving to me is as big and small as sending a note, baking, or reaching out. This year I seem overloaded with committees and work (which includes filling in while my boss tends to her mother, who is battling cancer). My knitting has fallen by the wayside, 99% of my reading is for the various book groups I facilitate, plus the book award committee I am on. I barely have time for me (and Lars).

Hopefully I will experience a renaissance of time later in December, and be able to enjoy this time as I have in the past. We should be getting snow soon, so we can break out the snowtubes and enjoy another season of unfiltered, childhood joy.


White Hot Magik said...

The thing I think I love most about the snow is the way the world stops. I might get crazy up where you live though, it happens once or twice a year hear.
I am going to try to do homemeade as much as possible this year. I know we have enough "stuff." Besides I got a new washer dryer today for free so one of my biggst wishes was filled.

Malathionman said...

The only thing I like about snow is staying out of it. The only thing it is good for is an excuse to have a fire in the fireplace, I do enjoy that a lot.