'Tis the season, and finally (finally!) the kids and I are off work and school for Christmas. I can't remember Winter Break ever starting this late - it just seems wrong! So much left to do, and tomorrow's Christmas Eve already.
So before I run out to do the grocery shopping for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (yes, tonight - out in the insanity of last-minute shoppers), I'd like to borrow an idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Dani Donders over at Postcards from the Mothership. Dani's post today is Five things that are making me happy this Christmas. Here's my take on that with five things bringing me comfort and joy this holiday season!
1. Listening to my husband and my son laughing out loud in the family room while watching Phineas and Ferb together. It's one of the kids' and my favorite shows, but my husband's never watched it before. It's nice just to hear them laugh. It makes me feel good.
2. This little video that I ran across tonight (also thanks to Dani's blog!), Goodnight Moon, read by Susan Sarandon.
It made me teary, as does anything that was dear to us when my kids were small. (I can't hear the theme song to Little Bear without tearing up either!) It's such a comforting little story.
3. Being safe and warm inside, and knowing I don't have to go anywhere for Christmas Eve and no further than ten minutes away for Christmas Day. There's a major snowstorm that's started tonight, and it's supposed to just keep snowing and snowing for three days - they're saying 12 to 20 inches. I'm so grateful not to be driving somewhere, or flying somewhere, and just to be sitting here in my cozy den, with my feet up on my desk, watching it snow out the window.
4. The music of Christmastime. Oh sure, there are some songs I can't stand, or I'm sick to death of, but overall, isn't it comforting to know all the songs and be able to sing along with everything?
5. Feeling the whole household relaaaaaaaaax now that it's winter break. There's a completely different feel to our family when we don't have all the stress of school/work/activities, and it's a feeling I wish we could keep hold of for longer than a week.
Here's wishing you and yours a safe, happy, comfortable and joyous holiday week!