Wow, today totally snunk up on me. I didn't realize it was posting day until fifteen minutes ago. I hope those of you who read my last blog with guest David Chuka enjoyed it and checked out his new book. Looked like a fun read for the kids in your life.
Now onto the holidays, and so far, a very busy one. Since I will be giving two dinners this time I've been busy cleaning and getting ready for a wonderful time with family and friends. I'm feeling it though.
Scrubbing walls, pulling out furniture, and getting rid of unwanted stuff can take it's toll, but is well worth it. My house is beginning to look great! Still have to clean the carpet this weekend. Ah...the fun never ends.
I'm almost finished Christmas shopping and tomorrow is cookie baking time with my daughter and grandkids - I love making them with the kids.
This time of year can be stressful and overbearing, but I try to remind myself that it's only once a year and well worth it to see the look on the kids faces. I feel so grateful to be able to have this time with my grandkids and family. There is nothing more precious to me than time with loved ones.
I know there are those who don't get that time during the holiday season and my thoughts and prayers go out to all who are alone or hurting. There are plenty of them out there and Rick and I try to give as much as we can to help those in need.
You can always do at least a little something for the downtrodden. Give to Salvation Army, buy a toy for "Toys For Tots", donate to food banks, and give coats to keep others warm.
I'm sure most of you have a big heart and give during the holidays. The people in need do appreciate the gifts. I think about all the family and friends in my life and my wish for them a happy, healthy holiday.
It doesn't matter to me whether people say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or any other greeting, it's still time with family and all the joy and love that comes with it.
Until next week, have a wonderful celebration and may all your dreams come true this season and into the new year that approaches!