I have a dear friend in NH with whom I exchange emails often. In one of our exchanges last week, she mentioned how a family member mentioned to her that Christmas is not one day, but this whole time of year.
I then started thinking about how this time of year is supposed to be a time of giving, family, and tradition. Why is it that only this time of year is thought of this way? It certainly should be something we all aspire to all the time!
Over the past few years I have slowed myself down quite a bit, especially since 2012 when I closed my business. I have really tried to focus on taking care of my family, becoming a better cook, learning how to keep all of us as healthy as possible, and spending quality time together.
This weekend we did just that. I have to say it was a fantastic couple of days.
Friday night we had an early dinner and hung out together.
Yesterday (Saturday) Big Daddy and I got some energy and vacuumed and picked up the house. I also sorted and filed some stuff that has been a mess since we moved here. I even had enough energy to spot shampoo the high traffic areas our carpets. Then we had a nice lunch, relaxed, and I even took a nap. Later in the evening we took a ride to two different neighborhoods that do amazing Christmas light displays. I have never seen anything like it!
Today (Sunday), I ran errands, did our pill boxes for the week, and we took a ride to the beach to play at the arcade. Afterward, we took a walk on the beach. It was pretty choppy out there because of the storms this week, but, gorgeous as always.
Tonight? We’re all hanging out, playing on our devices and watching Big Bang Theory re-runs. I would say that it has been a fantastic weekend full of the kind of family time that I cherish.
(Just a little side-note, this weekend was not without Lyme/coinfection symptoms, but I made the best of it. Lots of numbness and rashing on my left arm, very vivid dreams, and some pain in my mouth. I am making the best of it and soldiering on whenever I can!)
I hope that you have had a great weekend, too!