I love this beautiful old image ~
And you don't think I'm going to forget to wish
Donny Osmond a happy birthday today,
I was so in love with him back in the day that I memorized his birthday
and now every year on Dec. 9th...he always comes to my mind!!
You're not getting older Donny, just better!!!
When I went to the grocery store yesterday,
they had bundles of fresh cut evergreens and
Christmas tree cuttings! I just had to get a bundle....
I arranged them on the mantle to give it a simple
Christmas touch...the few ornaments finished
off the trimmings ~
This time of year we all put so much pressure on ourselves, don't we?
We want everything to be just PERFECT...
Perfectly chosen gifts,
a beautiful home to welcome our families,
the best tasting food we can make....
There's so much we can demand of ourselves
that we become absolutely exhausted
with Christmas and everything about it.
So, if you don't have time to make your own ornaments...it's no big deal!
If you have to bag your gifts rather than wrap each and every one,
do it! You can slip the gifts in the bags really quickly ~
I think as I've gotten older I've finally realized to back away from
trying to do so much this time of year ~
Why make myself irritable, rushed and completely nuts...
It's so much better to enjoy being with your family,
and enjoy this wonderful season of love ~
Be gentle on yourself,
and if it doesn't get done ~
it simply doesn't get done!!
~ My advent calendar from a few years ago ~
The days are really flying by!!!
Enjoy each and every one precious friends ~
Have a very happy Thursday!
hugs and love,