Is this what your dining room table looks like right now? A sea of half finished presents. No? Just me? At least I have one thing on my list this year from my growing “Christmas projects” folder on Pinterest that worked:
I have all of the supplies ready to go to whip up a few of these babies too, other than the time. As such, note to self for Christmas 2015:
1. Plant the garden taking into consideration the pickles and other recipes you wish you had canned this time of year to gift.
3. Make no apologies. This has been an apology free Christmas, and it has been delightful. I didn’t send cards. I didn’t RSVP to every invitation. I didn’t say yes unless it made sense, and when I said no, I did so without consolation but instead with gratitude. I did give gifts that were full of meaning and emotion and I didn’t make excuses for why that embarrassed me a little to watch them be opened. (I’m a weirdo. I love giving, but the opening makes me uncomfortable. WHAT IF THEY HATE IT?!)
4. Sleep more. You’ll need it.
5. Consider starting your annual FB rest earlier. I’m off most social media for the next few weeks, maybe months. In turn, I’ve read more in the last few days than I have in months. (I am reading this, and Nadia Bolz-Weber is delightful. A high recommendation and a future book review on the way.)
It has been a fun season of creativity. For all my jabber about how busy this time of year is, I’m always a bit forlorn once the wrapping paper is off.