The holidays kicked my ass this year...HARD!
It was all I could do to keep my head above water and not be swallowed up by the ravenous beast that is Christmas! I started the season with good intentions. Intentions of starting new traditions and honoring old ones...baking, painting ornaments and making candy. But, before I knew it...the holidays were upon me. Life moved quickly, as if in fast forward...then, with great force...they whizzed by...leaving me dizzy and confused.
I didn't get around to doing all the things I wanted to do. I told myself, "Maybe next year," and planned on forgetting all about it.
Until today! Today, I decided, screw it...I'm making Christmas candy even if the day is long gone.
As if the universe was applauding my determination...an ice storm blew through today. The colorful landscape gave way to the whites and grays of the wintry air. The branches of the trees hung heavy with the weight of the ice. The children were wrapped from head to toe in knitted hats and gloves, their breaths billowing as they pulled icicles off of ledges to lick. It was the perfect setting to stay home in my pajamas and houses slippers...and bake!
Today...it felt like Christmas!