Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Musings

There is nothing like the food on Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables are all so good that it makes it easy to go back for thirds, which is exactly what I did.  Hey it's only one day out of the year, think everyone needs to splurge a little.  Even better than the food is getting to spend Thanksgiving with my family something I'm always grateful for

This year my sister and niece went to her husband's family for Thanksgiving, they try to alternate each year but it always feels quiet without them. Of course the man could not leave the house for Thanksgiving until he watched the first half of a college basketball game, which actually caused a  senseless exchange of words. And left me wanting to throw all tv's and excuses out the window. :)

It's hard to believe the holidays are upon us. Just cleaned up the summer flowers as the cold weather had finally caused them to wilt. It's always hard letting the summer flowers go. Still trying to decide whether to put up a tree this season. The holidays last year were not exactly the happiest of ones. The year had a lot of ups and downs which felt exhausting at times. So the thought of putting up the tree, holiday decorations,etc, coupled with the thought of having to eventually take it all down does just not sound appealing.

While the neighborhood men have been outside stringing lights and decorating their houses the man has been on the couch watching tv.  Those are the moments I wish the man would step up, surprise me by putting up the tree and lights, in some way try to make the holidays special.  But truth is think the man would rather forget holidays exist.  In all honesty there isn't money this year for gifts.  The man is still searching for work.  I'm in the process of trying to get a small business off the ground. Even though I know gifts aren't the true essence of the holiday anyway.  There is just stuff weighing the whole holiday thing down.

Then again maybe the holidays decorations are just what we need, maybe they would help get us in the festive spirit? 

Of course as I ponder it all, came across these words. Again it's amazing when just the right words seem to appear "A bad day is just a bad day. Choose not to make it anything more. You will find that it’s necessary to let some things go simply for the reason that they’re heavy on your heart and soul. Let go of them. Don’t clamp shackles to your own ankles. It’s incredibly easy to enjoy more of your life right now, no matter what the situation. It’s just a matter of letting go of the layers of nonsense that are weighing you down."  And so couldn't the same hold true for a bad year?

If I could only find a way to let go of all those layers of nonsense from throughout the year. It's funny how everything can seem to build up until it eventually wears you down.  That's how I feel  worn down and wiped out.  Like a princess in a Disney movie, wish with the flick of a sparkly wand everything could be made right.  That an abundance of happiness, health, kindness, unconditional love, financial security and spirituality would just fill our lives.  Okay maybe I'm watching too many Christmas specials or something but I really want to feel that magical feeling associated with the holidays. That feeling like anything is possible!

Maybe just need to listen to some holiday music.  Maybe I should try to put aside the worn feeling, force myself and the man to put up the holiday decorations. Or maybe watch a Charlie Brown Christmas special, love snoopy at the holidays. Who knows we'll see.

For now I'm curious....what do you do to get yourself and family in the holiday spirit?


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