We started holiday preparations earlier than usual. We're keeping our gift-giving, decorations and holiday plans very simple. It took me a long time to figure out that I needed to do that. And it took me even longer to figure out how to do it. For most of my adult life, this time of year really stressed me out. But I'm over that now.
I'm relishing the thought of upcoming evenings, cold and dark, sitting by the lights of the tree, getting cozy with books and blankets, and working on craft projects or making cookies if I feel like it. Maybe I'll watch a Christmas movie or two (any favorites to suggest?). And I'll definitely drink a few seasonal beers from local breweries. Sounds good to me.
Say good-bye to Christmas Spirit Sue.