Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sometimes I...(Holiday Edition)

Sometimes I have really good intentions to blog every day but then get distracted by things like baking Christmas cookies, shopping online, writing out Christmas cards, and watching fun Christmas movies.

Sometimes I turn off all the lights except the Christmas tree lights as they glow against the ornaments, then sit with a glass of wine thinking about the past year, reflecting, and wondering what next year will bring.

Sometimes I get all swept up in fun holiday plans with friend and family. Wine dates? Yes please. Breakfast with long time friends? Sign me up. Movie and game nights? You bet. I love spending time with my favorite people, especially during the holidays.

Sometimes I am in awe at how much butter I use when baking Christmas cookies. A few weeks ago my 14 year old cousin and I did the holiday baking in one day. Over eight hours of mixing, rolling, sugaring, kiss unwrapping, etc. The end result is a freezer full of cookies to give away to friends, take to holiday get togethers, and to the office.

Sometimes I still can't believe that my best friend is getting married on New Year's Eve, I'll be ringing in the new year with some of my favorite friends.

Sometimes I drive past my great grandma's grave at the cemetery to visit her because she was such a huge part of my Christmas Eve memories as a child. I miss her this time of year more than any other.

Sometimes I get teary eyed when I hear certain songs on the radio like a wistful rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I think its lines like "next year we all will be together, if the fates allow." A subtle reminder to soak up every last wonderful moment because no one knows what the next year will bring.

Your turn, fill in the blank Sometimes I________________________ .