And just like that, we slowed down long enough to take a bunch of deep breaths. Life has felt very fast lately; very full, too. It's the season...not just the busy holiday season but also the season of our lives. The middle part...the part where we work hard to keep our noses above water and laugh and play and shuttle boys to and fro.
I like this middle part of life.
Even writing about life last weekend feels a bit crazy to me. We've been busy...just last weekend there were 5 concerts, 2 parties, 2 basketball games and a partridge in a pear tree.
And actually, it's a crow in our neighborhood tree...and he crows all. day. long.
All I want for Christmas is a bb gun. And good aim.
The interesting thing about this season is that it doesn't feel rushed or overwhelming or stressful. It feels...right. We come home and grab what we need and head out and hope we're wearing the proper attire for whatever event we're going to.
I'm choosing this season to be present and to just roll with the punches. I'm choosing to put my Jesus time first, to celebrate Him. That baby being born? Life changing.
The shopping, thanks to Amazon prime, is pretty much completed. I didn't go overboard this year...in fact, just the opposite. My boys are at the the ages where that flat green stuff is what they'd truly like so the amount of actual gifts bought was pretty minimal.
But still...there will still be a few little things to open.
And now...today. Today things have slowed way down. Last night that guy that I like so much and I bundled up and went to Disneyland. I was a bit worried because parking was crazy but once in it wasn't so bad at all. We had a quiet dinner at Naples and then just strolled both parks, watched the fireworks and magic snow and came home.
We were actually both pretty quiet...not the bad kind of quiet but the kind of quiet where we were both in our own thoughts but happy to be out together. He's coming off a huge concert season and is now in Christmas prep and I'm still working this week so there are lots of things swirling around in both of our heads.
We needed quiet. We needed to hold hands and walk and just be. Just the two of us.
There are some errands to be run today...we need things like fabric softener and paper towels and string cheese which means we will be at our 2nd happiest place. I actually get all a-fluttery when I think about Costco and can't wait to walk through those doors.
Other than that, while the tree is up it has no prettiness on it so that needs to be done. Our little tree is so pretty this year that she almost doesn't need ornaments...wonder if anyone would notice?