Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Currently

Once again, its time for Farley's "Currently" and once again, I'm absolutely amazed that another month has flown by! I'm linking up and you should, too!


As I said, I am in LOVE with the "Swingin' Christmas" station on Pandora. It's all the classic Christmas songs with not a HINT of contemporary...well, except for Harry Connick, Jr (Swoon!) and some Michael Buble. I really used some restraint this year and made myself wait to even listen to Christmas music because I feared early-holiday-burnout. Even my hubby, who seriously protested my music choice, was caught humming "Do You Hear What I Hear?" yesterday. That makes my holiday heart smile! 

Every year I'm so moved by seeing people get into the season! Folks putting up their decorations, making memories, and displaying general attitudes of cheerfulness & giving. I try to see the GOOD in people and the holidays always provide lots of opportunities to be inspired by the actions of others. 

Just recently it occured to me that we have only about 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas break! We're lucky and have Monday the 2nd off as part of our Thanksgiving break. Add in the craziness of taping our annual "Kids n' Christmas" segment for local TV (which takes 2 days at our school since we are the host location for all the local elementary schools) and we've got a crazy week on our hands! My plan is to strategically mix the fun & essential activities we need to do to close out the 2nd grading period. Wish me luck! It's going to go so quickly! 

I know, I know, if you know me, I say this EVERY year! I start with the best of intentions, but somehow those intentions usually transform into hectic to-do's and somehow the JOY gets taken out of things. I'm determined to NOT let that happen this year. I want to enjoy the season...after all, it only comes around once a year!

Well, this kind of goes with my "wanting", because if I would actually complete the things on my "list" in good time, I wouldn't feel so rushed. I'm using tomorrow as a "catch up & get ready for the holidays" day. 

Favorite Tradition:
I love baking day with my Mom! We listen to Christmas music, crack each other up, and make holiday treats for sharing with friends and family. We make messes, "Shoo" the men out of the kitchen, and just have the best time. I can't wait to see what we come up with this year.

I hate to say this on the 1st, but January will be here before we know it! I hope that you all can take some time this month to sit back and ENJOY yourselves this holiday season!

Sending you the HAPPIEST of holiday wishes!

Also: My TPT store is on sale for the Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale!

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