Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Easiest Mistletoe EVER!
For the first time ever we're nearly done with Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve. 90% of the gifts are wrapped and under our tree and we're merely waiting for the others, we have them picked out.
Our home was decorated in November.
Our plans have been settled for weeks.
It just doesn't seem like Christmas. Not because of a lack of snow (I'm questioning whether we even live in Michigan at this point) or a lack of preparation, lights + music... it just doesn't.
I'm still grieving (as I'm sure you are) for the families of those children in Connecticut. I try not to mention them because they're minors, but I care for four small children as a nanny, 2 of which are 5 and the eldest is 7. I can't imagine anyone trying to hurt them.
A friend of John's lost his wife shortly after their first child was born. He wrote a post in response and said that if you're the praying type- prayers do help. He said something about knowing that you aren't alone really does make the darkness more bearable. He said if you aren't the praying type, even thoughts help. So, continue to send out prayers for these families who certainly won't be feeling so joyful one week from today. I can't even fathom their pain.
When tragedy strikes, I'm always so much more grateful for what I have, especially my sweet husband. He so loves Christmas and was disappointed when we couldn't find our mistletoe this year. Last week, I whipped up the easiest/cheapest mistletoe I could find and wanted to share it with you.
I'm working on a few things for this week, which is a mistake because I already have several drafts in the queue that just need to be tweaked and published, and energy *should* be devoted toward them. Maybe. We'll see. I hope you're well. All the best, and always, thanks for reading.