Monday, November 9, 2009
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Its coming. Like your 25th high school reunion or your kids next birthday party. Something you really don't want to deal with but its coming anyway so you'd better make a good go of it: THE HOLIDAYS. I start to work myself up into a dervish come November and by Thanksgiving I'm into full blown trauma. By looking at my shop http://www.frenchbleuvintage.com/ you wouldn't think this of me. It looks so peaceful and calm, like I have it all under control - which of course I do not.
So I decided to take a page out of my shop and really try to enjoy myself during the Holidays this year. GASP! I may not even send out cards (except to you Denise :) because it has just become so automated. We'll see, I'm sure I'll have a mean case of the guilts around December 15th. Long story short: I am not going to do it "all" this year: The cookie swaps, the open house parties, volunteer for everything that comes my way, even trying to make the meaningful "homemade gifts", its just too much. I am going to cut back. I have already started shopping online for gifts - I have finally discovered the beauty of finding one of a kind gifts that you know your sister will love and the mall does not carry~ the green depression glass egg cups that are missing from her collection ~ or a really cool sterling silver vintage belt buckle. And it comes right to your home ~ no parking lot nightmares, overspending or germ laden lines to wait in (I also have a bit of the flu phobia goin' on).
So, I start November with the best intentions; to really enjoy what is important: Family, friends, and food....glorious holiday food. Which is another blog entirely.
Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by to welcome me to the crazy, wonderful world of blogging. I haven't truly caught on yet ~ but please be patient ~ I'll get there.