Holidays: love 'em or leave 'em?9:00 AM
Do you love the holidays as much as I do? I love the holidays. I love the bustle and the busyness. I love holiday trees, cards and baking. I love making gifts for friends and family. One of my new neighbors is in the middle of a brand new remodel. I was in shock when she told me that they were skipping Christmas. "What?! Skipping it entirely?", I asked. Yep, they aren't planning on anything. No gifts, no dinner, no decorations......Even when I lived on my own at a young age and couldn't always afford to go home to Montana to be with my family for Christmas, I always celebrated the holidays in some way or another. Perhaps I need to pack up a Christmas tin for them and leave it on their doorstep.
One important piece of advice that I have found useful over the years is to be flexible when it comes to the actual holiday. Things are not always going to work just as you thought they should. I also try to be mindful to keep things simple so that I can have time to enjoy the holiday too. For instance, this year I plan to make chili for Christmas Eve night. It's easy. People can come and go when they need to and there doesn't have to be an official dinner time. For Christmas, I'm contemplating a stew. So I can throw everything together and then just spend the day really enjoying time with Josh, my Mom, my family and of course Honey. What is your best holiday advice?