Suddenly Christmas ...
I hadn't been feeling the season. I'd bought gifts and I'd baked cookies and I'd shipped packages and I'd received cards. I'd gone to my niece's Christmas concert. I'd opened a gift. But still, it didn't feel like Christmas.
Maybe it was the dusting of snow last night. Maybe it was, well, I don't know.
But suddenly, it was here. I set down my laptop. I headed downstairs. I retrieved my tree. I checked the lights. And hauled it upstairs.
I headed back down for the box of ornaments and a few decorations, turned on Quiet Christmas, and decorated the tree.
And now I am sitting here, happy in its glow, sipping wine, and feeling so much better.
This is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. No planning and plotting, no shopping and fretting. Just quiet and peace.
I hope you've found yours, too.