Monday, November 17, 2008

The Season Has Begun

This weekend I officially started my Christmas shopping. I have gifts. Not many, but I now have a start. With the economy being the way it is this year, I doubt people are going to have big Christmases this year. It make me kind of sad as Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love everything about the Christmas season. I love afgans, cable knit sweaters, and flannel. I love hot homemade soups, stews and bread fresh from the oven. I'm a big tea drinker and there's nothing like a nice mug of tea after sledding or even shoveling the driveway. I love twinkle lights and ornaments. I think Christmas music is just gorgeous and I watch all the holiday specials every year like a freak. I love sitting by a crackling fire and warming my feet and hands. Every year I bake at least 5 batches of different kinds of christmas cookies along with the Spoonful family recipe fudge. I love shopping for gifts and wrapping them. I'm usually so excited about what I purchased for everyone that I want them to open it as soon as I buy it. I even love getting together with all the family.
For the past 8 years I've had to work more than my fair share of Christmases and it would make me a little sad. This year, with my new job, I don't have to. It makes me a little teary to think about it.

4 comments:

Adam said...

Ah yes, Christmas in the region. Can't wait for the 3 months of snow/sludge/salt caked to my car. Let me finish enjoying the fall, please.

My Wonderful Men said...

Today with the snow it's easy to think about Christmas.

The Coconut Diaries said...

You're like Tiny Tim, only cuter! I'm not such a fan of Xmas. It's just a speedbump on my way to New Year's.

Jen said...

I love everything about Christmas except for the shopping. That part totally stresses me out. I wish that part would just go away.