Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's four days until Christmas. I have all my shopping done, most of the presents are wrapped, and mountains of cookies have been made and tucked into a myriad of tins. The menus are planned from tonight through Christmas Day with such savory lovelies like roast beef and mushroom risotto, ziti with Italian sausage, fresh caught steamed shrimp, and homemade cheese ball. The house is (more or less) cleaned and ready for celebrating, and ready or not, the season kicks off tonight.

Now I just need to find my holiday spirit. I think I might have lost it - thrown it away in a box of old clothes during the summer, or loaned it to someone who never returned it. The question is, can Santa be Santa without his/her holiday mojo?

By all appearances, it would seem so, but I can tell you this: it's going to be a dark January.


AnnetteK said...

I'm right there with you. I'm trying so hard to find my holiday spirit for my kid's sake, but oh, it's so difficult.

flutter said...

I just want to crawl in a hole.

FreeMinded said...

Its Been A Lovely Christmas I Love Your Pics Hope You Have A Great Year

Arizaphale said...

Hey sweet gal! Was it ok? I know what you mean...there's so much pressure on us to make it ok for everyone else. I really hope that in the frenetic chaos you achieved a space for peace and joy.
I did. It was on Boxing Day as my husband and stepson drove off into the darkness for a week :-)
What? Did I say that out loud???

Lara said...

Here's hoping you managed to find your mojo. :)

Zephyr said...

You don't have comments open on your new post, but I want to comment. I want to point out that there IS a flicker of light way over there, on the other side of the darkness.

Succumb to the numbness, if you must, to make it through today. But please, never forget that there is that light, and that you CAN find it again.

I care.