Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jingle Bells

As Christmas approached I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty gosh darn excited. I just LOVE the holiday decorations on all of the homes! The warm fire and pine smell……………the sweet coca and my family actually behaving, for the most part.

I was in Hobby Lobby today and they are already stocked. I must have spent an hour wondering just memorized by all the pretty stuff. Not that we need anything. It’s just fun to look and imagine where it would go in my home or who I could give it too. After I finally made it out of that section of the store I realized one important thing. Christmas means I have to buy lots and lots of presents. Which is defiantly a fun task but is daunting emotionally and financially.  Sometimes I do wish we lived back in the days when Christmas presents were not main attraction in December.

Christmas to me has become way to commercialized. I want a fuzzy blanket on the couch with my family, you can keep the IPod. A good paperback book will do, leave the kindle at Best Buy. And someone please explain to me why I need an IPad when I have a Laptop and a Droid. Not that I’m not grateful, I just wish people would forget about those things and remember the reason for the season.

Nothing in the world can replace walking around the neighborhood, in the freezing cold, hand in hand with the love of my life watching the Christmas light twinkle as all the little ones run around with excitement.

What is your favorite part of the Holidays? The Shooping? The get togethers? Or maybe all the yummy food!