Winter is honestly one of my favorite seasons! Growing up as a California girl, I never thought I would say that. I am still a beach bum at heart but I love winter! I really really do! There are so many things to love!
~ Snow! How can you not like snow?! I mean if you don’t ski or like to be outside I can see why you don’t like snow. I am not one of those people. I love to ski and play outside with my huskies in the snow! I love hiking in the snow. (Not ice) It is so beautiful and light and fluffy! It makes everything look so magical! I cannot get enough of it. I was ready for snow in July. I am such a weirdo.
~ The smells. Wintertime brings with it all the Christmas smells. Cinnamon, pine, frosting, firewood, wool, snow. All of them are such great smells! Wintertime is baking season in our house. TJ bakes more bread and more cookies. I bake pastries and occasionally another dessert. I tend to leave the baking to him! 😛 The smells are just so comforting!
~ Christmas! I am obsessed with Christmas! I love it a lot. I have been desperately trying to behave and not put out Christmas decorations too early or listen to Christmas music too early. It has been so hard! I love them so much! I love putting up a Christmas tree! The songs, the movies, the presents. I love giving gifts! Remembering the real reason for the season! Its all wonderful!
This year I am aiming to not be so stressed out during the holiday season. I am still in retail and that will make it difficult but I am aiming to end the year as stress free as possible!
Enjoy this season! Don’t stress about it!
Alrighty, so I can’t stay negative for too long. It is just not possible for me. Lol! So, since I shared what I am not looking forward to about the holidays, I must share what I am looking forward to about the holidays! Which not going to lie, it is hard to really narrow it down when I love just about everything about the holidays!!!
~ I love the smells! The Christmas tree smells, the cinnamon smells, the baking smells, the smell you get right before it snows, the smell of bonfires or fireplace fires. I love them! So much!
~ The lights! I love Christmas lights! Most of the time I try to figure out how I can keep them around year round! They are so twinkly and amazing!
~ The Christmas tree! TJ has tried to persuade me to get a fake tree since we got married. No sir! I love the smells of the Christmas tree! I love picking it out! I love decorating it! I love taking it down! I can’t help it!
~ Christmas music! I have behaved this year and haven’t really listened to any yet. This alone is impressive! I can’t wait for Christmas music to start playing! It is so wonderful and so magical.
This whole season is so magical! You will see a stupid grin plastered on my face the whole month of December. Lol!
Do you love or loath Christmas? What is your favorite or least favorite part?
November is usually a month where people are saying what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so much, don’t get me wrong. But the holidays also bring things that I am just not looking forward to. Especially working in retail… You know what I’m saying?
Here we go…
~ Christmas shoppers who are grumpy because they have been out all day with family and it has not been a pleasant experience. Spread some joy and love! Also, don’t do all of your Christmas shopping on one day! Spread it out!
~ The long hours working retail during the holidays. Oh man, it is exhausting. I am a girl who absolutely loves Christmas. I am seriously a young child every year around this time. Everything fascinates me, the colors, the lights, the smells, I love it! Working retail can really take that out of you.
~ Driving in the snow. I will admit, I have gotten better but I am still not great. It still scares the living daylights out of me. When you start sliding… oh man there goes my blood pressure just thinking about it.
~ Denver drivers in the snow. With the amount of transplants that Denver has, not everyone has come from a state where they had to drive in the snow. They just do not know how to do so half the time. Scares me and drives me crazy!
~ Not being close to family for the holidays. I am such a sap. I love having family close by for the holidays. I love waking up to the smell of waffles, cinnamon gravy and bacon. (And coffee of course) I love coming into the living room and sharing presents with everyone. It always makes me so sad to not be close to family. It is just so dang hard to get time of for Christmas or Thanksgiving when you work retail.
It is the month of December!!!! This means Christmas is so close! I am so excited! This is my favorite month of the year! The Christmas season is always my favorite. The lights, the food, the snow, the reason for the season! I love all of it. 🙂
There is one downside, I work retail and honestly the Christmas season is definitely a madhouse. It makes the season go by way too quickly. Well, this December I have decided to embrace the holidays fully! I have found this challenge on pinterest sometime either this year or last year, I can’t remember but I think it will help me take a step back each day and enjoy the little things each day!
Feel free to join along! I realize I am on day two but that just means I have to share the first two with you now!
So, here is my view today:
We are watching a friend’s husky for a while. His name is Halo. He is 9 years old and completely a sweet heart. Faelyn and Halo get along great! TJ also got a whitewater kayak yesterday and has been so excited about it that it hasn’t left the house to be stored in the garage yet. Lol.
This is my favorite holiday as well as probably my all time favorite movie. I am such a sap, I’m aware lol. So, when I saw that I needed to take a picture of it, I decided it needed to be watched too. Lol. So TJ sat through it with me this morning. Definitely helps get me in the holiday spirit!
Keep checking back to see more of me getting into the holiday spirit!
Hope you guys are ready for Christmas!
So, as you may have noticed, I am horribly inconsistent with my blogging. I try to be better, but I have just not been home at all since my last post. There is so much going on in our lives right now. We are working tons and getting ready for the holidays and getting up to date on a bunch stuff that life throws at you.
Let’s do a mini update.
~ I may have found the reason for my massive migraines and the options I have to fix that. Yay for a change in meds!
~ We are moving hopefully in January. Our lease is up and we are looking at both apartments and houses. Nothing set in stone, but there are options out there.
~Student loans kick in in January… *plays music that indicates doom*. Working on getting that lowered.
~ Going skiing for Thanksgiving! Well, we may or may not ski, we will see. But we get to spend time with our family away from family. A bunch of people from work are going to Arapaho Basin and it should be a great Thanksgiving when I can’t be home with my family!
~ So many thoughts going on in my head, it really is hard to put it all in here. I promise to share some of them later.
But for now, Happy Thanksgiving if I don’t get back on before!