…but holy crap, today I feel CHRISTMASSY!!!
It’s probably because it’s snowing. And also because I was out and about on the weekend to a few local stores that were, of course, playing Christmas music and featuring many bright & cheery decorations and holiday must-haves. And last but not least, I attended the Onslow Elementary School Christmas Craft & Bake Sale, which is guaranteed to put me in a festive mood.
I actually got my Christmas shopping started. In a very small way, but still. It made me feel accomplished.
I also picked up a little addition to my Christmas DVD collection by finding a copy of Little Women in a cheap bin. When I think of Little Women, it makes me think of Christmas, and I can’t wait to watch it.
I’m also feeling very prepared and confident in that I have firm ideas in my mind – and lists made - of what I want to get for the people I have to buy for. So even though I’ve only made a minor dent in my shopping thus far, I know exactly what I plan to get everyone.
Did I mention it’s snowing? It so totally is. It makes this snow-lovin’ kid grin from ear to ear.
And it makes me want to go home right now, whip up a steaming mug of candy cane-flavoured coffee in my Keurig (oh, yes, I bought candy cane-flavoured coffee this weekend), curl up in my favourite cozy quilt, and put on Little Women.
Oh – OH!! – I bought new winter jammies this weekend too. Warm flannel jammies which feature a cute owl wearing a colourful toque. I want to put them on RIGHT NOW.
Despite all of the Christmas running through my veins today, though, I do know that it’s actually a very important non-Christmassy day.
Today, on November the 11th, we take the time to remember. We wear our red poppies and give thanks to the men and women who have served our country, fought and died for our rights, and continue to stand up for us today.
And so I’ll try to keep a lid on the Christmas bursting out of me today, and save it for tomorrow.
Because today is Remembrance Day.
Lest We Forget.