Saturday, November 08, 2008

Here Comes Santa Claus...

(By Pujanak (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

 I know it seems really early, but I've been thinking of Christmas already this year. I started making a list, planning what I would buy for the kiddies and thinking about some of the other things I want to do for the holidays.

It's been a few years since I really went all out. I used to make lots of glass ornaments, bake a ton of different kinds of cookies, decorate the house and hang lights outside. One year, I even started stitching a stocking for my son (and never finished it).

I don't quite know why I've caught the bug already this year (I actually went shopping and bought three gifts already). Maybe I'm just looking for ways to procrastinate when I know I should be writing. But I think it's more than that. This was a very very busy year for me and I spent most of it alone in my writer's cave. I need this holiday. As a way to rejuvenate and reconnect with my family. I want to make the holiday a bright and cheerful one to get ready for another busy year in 2009.

So I will be starting by setting aside one evening a week to go out in the garage and cut glass for ornaments. I think Mondays because I won't feel too guilty since I write all day. As Christmas gets closer too, I look forward to choosing a few quiet Sunday afternoons to bake cookies with my son, which we will then package into individually-sized baggies for giving to our friends.

Have you started to make Christmas plans too then? What are some of your favourite traditions?


Amy Ruttan said...

Everyone's doing Christmas posts. I did one at SDoS.

Mainly I'm taking the easy way out because I don't have a brain cell to share. LOL.

Wylie Kinson said...

Must be the early snowfall we had this year. I heard the kids singing Deck the Halls the other day.

Me? I'm not ready to jump into the holiday season. In fact, I get really antsy when I go into stores in October and see X-mas stuff. Brings out the Scrooge in me. I LOVE Christmas... but not until December.

J.K. Coi said...

Amy, I think that part of it is delusion. Every year I trick myself into thinking that Christmas will be all about quiet family moments and relaxing at home with my son and husband (something I need even more this season)...and then reality hits and the craziness levels make me want to run for the Bahamas.

J.K. Coi said...

Wylie! So nice to see you up and online again! Welcome back.