Due to crazy work hours this holiday season is kind of getting away from me. I DID have a great Thanksgiving with my folks and my brother and his family in Arizona. It reminded me of growing up in California where the holidays involve putting lights on palm trees and having the doors and windows wide open on Thanksgiving day because it is just too hot in the house otherwise.
I've really come to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas on the east coast, the snow and cold mark the change in season and make if feel special. But there is still a lot to be said for being able to wear shorts in December!
Despite being distracted by work, the weather here is getting me in the mood for Christmas. I did a little decorating, had some friends from my book club over for a Christmas cocktail party, and am now wrapping up gift buying and stocking up on egg nog for the big day.
So despite lots of work I have found time for some Christmas play. My one regret is I have not had time this year for any Christmas crafting. I did buy Alicia Paulson's felt ornament patterns and I plan to make a few of these over Christmas weekend, when I finally have some time off. I figure I won't be late for this year, but rather a year EARLY in preparing for next Christmas.
Sadly, I'm off to the office now - Merry Christmas all!