Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finding Festive

The last few weeks have left me feeling a bit uninspired and I truly despise that.  I caught a cold that transformed itself into bronchitis with a nice scoop of walking pneumonia on top like a cherry.  When they say 'walking'...I get it.  You can truly get around.  I worked and carried on with my days, but man, did I feel beat down.  24 days later, I finally beat it.  Wish I would have just gone to the doctor the first week of it.  However, I'm thankful that the rest of my family didn't catch it.  I'm kind of turning into a germaphobic and getting crazy with the hand sanitizer.
Although, I'm feeling better I'm still having a rough time bouncing back into the spirit of the season though.  I like to put the blame on the dreary weather, but it's not even at it's worse yet.  Trying to stay upbeat and positive at this time of the year is always a challenge.  I want to hibernate instead.  I don't do well in cold weather and with each passing year, I wonder how hard would it be to swap houses with someone this time of year?  It happens in the movies.  :)
On top of lack of inspiration, we have a lot of obligations to attend in the next 2 weeks which doesn't exactly help my outlook.  Just one year I want to blow off all of the celebrations and do whatever I'm feeling at the moment this time of year.  Although, my house is decorated for Xmas, I'm just not feeling it this year.  I did manage to take 3 Christmas's down to 2 instead.  Whatever happened to the days of celebrating just one time?
Whenever, I feel the cold season is getting the best of me, I decide to either let it take me down or to try and take it on.  This year, I'm torn.  As I'm writing this now on another gray day, a ray of sunshine just snuck in through my window.  Okay.  I get it.  Perhaps, she is trying to tell me something.  I like how she works.  Maybe I should just take a step back and not try so hard to stay inspired and festive this time of year.  Let the day just take me on its course.   The fact, that I'm about finished with my Christmas shopping just helped me a lot.  Just look what a little sunshine does for me!
On a more positive note, I did find some time last week to bake some cookies.  Hey, that's festive, right?!  Here is a photo of my baking assistant.  Mid project he gave up and started messing with everything in the kitchen drawers.  It's so hard to find good help!

Hope you're feeling more festive than I am this holiday season!

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