Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all recovered from yesterday's traditional coma, induced from too much turkey and eating way more that you should. This is the gut busting season. Everyone has these wonderful baked goodies that are "special" AKA "I don't make this very often, so please eat this and tell me you love it so I won't beat myself up later." You're cornered. If you don't partake of the goodies and contribute your own goodies to the many festive occasions you encounter, you are regarded as a scrooge. Not the best image to have during the Christmas season.
So as you know, today officially starts the Christmas season. Being as quick and above average as I am, I started the season early. Now mind you, I don't start as early as the evil Wal-Mart. They started putting stuff out before Halloween this year. For some reason, I can't get into the Christmas spirit during the period of Halloween. I don't know....witches, ghosts, skeletons and santas, baby Jesus, Christmas trees, and snowflakes just don't go together. It's weird because I totally love the Christmas season. You'd think I'd be into all year. I've been out shopping before and come across those stores that are all Christmas, all the time. I can't go into one of those stores unless it's between November 1 and December 31. I know, bizarre. This is coming from someone who has to have working Christmas lights 365 days a year in her classroom and sees glitter as a necessary element in any decent ornament or decoration. I know, I'm this walking mass of contradictions. I think that's one of the many things that makes me so interesting.
So, I'll try to really focus my future posts during this holiday season and see if all of them can be holiday related. Being as I love Christmas, this shouldn't be too hard. After all, when you have Alvin and the Chipmunks playing in the background, it's hard to not be creative.