As any retail worker can attest, November and December are the busiest time of year. At my Wal-Mart, we like to say that working retail ruins the holiday season for us. Customers are cranky and rude (ok, ok, not ALL of them, but enough to wreck the day), no relaxing to enjoy Thanksgiving because you have to get your nap in to work Black Friday, not enough time off to enjoy the things others get to with their families -- meeting Santa, tree lightings/parade of lights, holiday parties.
In my quest for more joy and peace in my life I am trying to stop focusing on what I am not able to do in terms of celebrating the holidays and start focusing on the little things that I am able to do. Which means that it's my goal to have the above paragraph be the last time I bitch about it.
** Take a night to drive around listening to Christmas music and look at the Christmas light
** Go pick out the Christmas tree as a family
** Bake Christmas cookies with Miss M
** Have a Christmas movie night with Corey or friends
** Going sledding if there is enough snow
** Lots of hot drinks in festive Christmas mugs
** Plan my 2015 (joy, adventures, blogging, and building my Northern Maine Life)
What holiday traditions do you look forward to? Are you looking to downsize your Christmas festivities this year?