Friday, December 17, 2010

Crunch time!

I think I have lost an entire week this month. I had too!! Next week is Yule and X-mas and I am sooo not ready! Somewhere between making cookies, putting together care packages for family, getting holiday cards out and crafting for Yule, I feel like a week as run past me without looking back.

But for the most part it has been a good month. I have been reading and making notes from all of your wonderful blogs on your Yule traditions. I have a list of recipes and special Yule cheer that I am sure I will not be able to get to this year. (which is a good thing. I would rather have too much info than not enough!)

 My husband took me to my first ballet, The Nutcracker. It was preformed by our local ballet company and was a delight to see so many talented young people. We hope to continue this for years to come now that we are settled in a place we can truly call home.

My daughter and I sat down the other day and made our menu and grocery list for Yule and X-mas. I was surprised at how excited she is to be celebrating Yule. We have talked about the different things that I have learned (from your various blogs and the books that I have read) and my feelings on them. She seems very drawn to my or should I say my renewed spiritual path. I have told her that all my books are open to her anytime she wants to look through or read them. I am still amazed and grateful at how open she is.

So this is crunch time for us in our house. I am still dozens of cookies away from being able to stop. Like many of you, we are giving homemade gifts to friends, family, and co-workers. This weekend will be the big cookie baking push!! Next week will bring our first Yule celebration, complete with giving The Gift of Life. (my daughter and I donate our blood all through the year and I made sure to hold off last month so that I could give on Yule as part of our celebration) Then we will wrap our outdoor tree's with the homemade, wildlife friendly garland, then sit down to a special meal. We are also planning on greeting the winter solstice and the eclipse that night.
Wow...when I see it in writing, I realize just how busy the next handful of days will be!!!

To all of you who are done and ready to celebrate....congrats!! Sit back and relax. For the rest of you who are like me....keep on truck'in!! We will make it Yule/x-mas yet and it will be just fine!!!


  1. i know how you feel i feel like i'm missing days too. i got sick and took two days off and everything went to heck in a handbasket
    have a blessed and great Yule

  2. This is the first time I was able to access your blog. It's lovely, it has this uncluttered decor about it. Something I strive for but seldom seem to accomplish :) You have inspired me to make some changes on my blog. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Blessings Fiona