Thursday, December 13, 2012

It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas Time

December usually is a fun month for me, my birthday, and Christmas, and of course, lots of family time. But, for some reason, this year doesn't feel that jolly, no pun intended.

Living in Colorado, it's usually a picturesque Christmas, but with hardly any snow, very few Christmas lights around my house, and the mountains hidden by clouds so you can't see the peaks, kind of does me in.

I have been trying to put my finger on it and this morning I figured out what it was that's troubling grand kids are living too far away and Christmas just isn't Christmas without little giggles and the pitter patter of little feet.

I miss seeing them, and I hope to get to have them one day next week to bake my famous cookies, which by the way are on one of my author friends blog. Here's the link if you want to check them out.Christmas Cookies

Plus, we are tight on money this year, so the Christmas gifts will be nothing to write home about, if you know what I mean. 

I have decided to try to get myself out of this slump and think about what is good this holiday season. Yes, of course the obvious, a roof over my head and food in my belly, but other things that bring to light my holiday cheer.

There is one thing that I am very excited about, my book is on the last stretch of editing! We will be finished this weekend, YAY! Then it goes to my professional editor next week. I am so excited that it's almost ready to launch! I have been looking forward to this for 4 years and I can hardly believe  we have hit the mark!

This has been a long road, and it is so nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

There are other things that bring to light my holiday cheer. This Christmas eve will be celebrated at my house. And, we have some new family guests, Jon, my daughter's fiance' parents, will be joining us. I am looking forward to getting to know them better, and they have been great people to get to know. I am looking forward to having them over. 

So there. Two things I can look forward too. There is one more thing, watching my grand kids open their gifts. I have always loved to watch a child at Christmas time. There is nothing better to warm my heart and fill me with love and appreciation.

So, there you have it. When it doesn't feel like Christmas to you, stop and think of the wonderful things that are happening around you and give thanks to the Great Spirit for all you do have.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I will see you back here next Monday!

Love, Lisa


  1. Quite Christmassy here in the UK now - very cold at least, minus 3 this evening - everything frosty.

    1. Looks like Global warming has hit home here. :-(

  2. I totally understand. There is no Christmas tree at my house, no lights, no decorations and my sons won't move the boxes they stacked in the living room out so there can be. Each son is going to be at their girlfriends house so I will be alone like I was at Thanksgiving.

    To keep my spirits up I am baking for some of the people at different businesses that I go to. Hang in there.
    love, LinnAnn

  3. Sorry to hear you are going through that with your son's. Maybe threaten to throw the boxes out so you can decorate for Christmas. I bet they will move them if they see you are serious, the selfish jerks! I am also sorry to hear you are alone. If you were close to me I would invite you to join us!

  4. At least your tree is up! I don't have mine up yet, but it'll probably go up this weekend. I hear you. Things are tight here too and my daughter is across the pond :(. At least my son will be here with us. And I can probably talk him into going to see The Hobbit with me:).

    See you Tuesday!

  5. Well, if he doesn't want to go, we are going on xmas day and you can come with us if you want! ;)

  6. Congratulations on your book Lisa. It feels good to get to that point doesn't it. I just had my book published in October. It is a journey. What is your book about? Merry Christmas.

    1. Thanks Maggie! My book is the first one in a series. It's a fantasy fiction about a girl who grows up here in Golden, Colo. and strange things begin to happen to her. She finds out she is a Djen and is from another dimension. She goes on a quest for an Orb that had been stolen from the other world. It has been so fun writing it! I can't wait to have the first one launched and move on to the next book. Lots of detail about the other world in that one!

      Congrats on your book! What's your's about?