November 2, 2011

Can You Feel It?

It's THAT season.  The time where I get all jumpy and restless. I get excited for the cold weather (yeah, I'm sure I'm the only person in the northern  USA who enjoys snow and winter) and I start dreaming of all the things I want to do for the holidays.  I'm not just talking about Christmas here... but Thanksgiving too.

Here's a teeny, tiny sample of what runs through my head on a daily basis (yes, daily)...

  • What desserts am I making for Thanksgiving this year?
  • What desserts am I making to give away to friends or take in to work to share?
  • What will be the menu?
  • Do I try something different or stick with the old stand-bys?
  • Will I get a big enough turkey? (Keep in mind we usually only have 4 or 5 of 'us' at Thanksgiving, but The Hubs is a HUGE turkey lover so we gotta get the biggest bird I can find.)
  • Do I have enough Christmas cards made?  Should I make more?
  • Should I get a head start on next years cards?
  • What should I do for my sisters this year (often I do nothing, sometimes I get inspired)?
  • Will I get "home" near Christmas at all?  (Usually, that would be a "no".)
  • I need to get letters to Santa printed off, like yesterday.
  • Do I allow myself to go over budget this year or am I sticking to it hard core?
  • What can I get on deals... whoops, I have no idea what people want so it's overdue to get letters for Santa up.
  • What do I want?
  • I need to update my finances and budget so I know what I can do, when.
  • What cookies will I bake this year?
  • What crazy decorations will the family do to my poor cookies this year?
Let's not even begin to talk about the crafty projects running around in my head, the TV shows and movies I have DVR'd  the new recipes I want to try cooking, and all of the writing I want to do.

It's enough to make a girl say, "CALGON!  Take me away!"

But it's not stressful. I am loving the feeling.  The anticipation.  The wonder of what will happen next.

I'm ready for the scents and sights and sounds of the season.  I'm ready for the change of pace.  I'm ready for the various days off from work.  I'm ready.  I have lots to do... but I'm ready.

Are you feeling it?  How does it feel for you?


  1. Your love of Thanksgiving makes me smile. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

  2. I seem to have the same jumble of thoughts at this time of year... am I making calendars again? does anyone even like them? what am I going to do about cards? do we have a decent photo of all three girls? and on and on. But i really detest the cold! I would like snow for Christmas Eve through New Year's and then I want Spring!


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