Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This morning I woke up to find that overnight, snow had arrived to cover the grass, trees, and my car. Oddly enough this didn't annoy me. I admit to not liking snow and cold. I'm one for a more tropical climate which makes the fact that I live in an area where winter resides from mid-October to the beginning of May a bit of an amusement to my family. However, last night I put up the Christmas tree and began to set out some decorations. I'm ahead of the game for a change. Most years I'm frantically rushing to get the tree up the week of Christmas and to finish all the baking, present wrapping, shopping, and general hustle and bustle of the holidays. This year, I'm doing a bit each day and gradually getting things done. I'm hoping this will cause much less stress and frazzled nerves. We'll see if I can keep it up.

But back to the snow. The snow is actually helping me get into a more holiday kind of mood. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by all of it that I just want to curl up in my bed and hide. But today, there is snow. And it looks pretty and festive. Tomorrow I may not feel the same way about it, but for now it is nice.