It’s amazing how quickly life intervenes and prevents you from getting anywhere. During the two weeks Damon was home from work, we got an incredible amount done… The house boxed up and moved, beginning to set up the new place… but now that he’s back at work, we’re lucky to get a box unpacked every day. With work, school, birthday parties, and ballet recitals? It’s tough to find time for anything else.
It’s a little frustrating. I’d really like to have the house free of boxes rather shortly. I don’t want to go into the holiday season amidst piles of stuff.
So here’s something cute. 🙂 The girl had her very first ballet recital today. Granted, it was an early introduction class for 3, 4, and 5 year olds – so there wasn’t much to it. But it was cute just the same. Here’s the video her Daddy took:
Today, the wee girlie, Damon, and I packed away our holiday staples. We put the ornaments and garlands into Nana’s old tins. Lily-Ann put on the lids, as her Daddy packed away the Yule tree. All tucked away, safe and sound, for next year.
Often this is a process I find mundane and completely unenjoyable. But I made the choice to find joy in it this year. Instead of focusing on the fact that the holidays, which I so love, are done with for another year, I thought about all the fun we had. Remembered all the people, the laughter, the food, the gifts, the special times we shared and the new memories we made. And you know what? It was actually a really nice time.
So far so good on this journey to joy. 🙂
In the coming days I will be adding a new page to the blog. One inviting you to take your own “joy journey”. I hope you’ll add your name and commit to the challenge. Let’s make life more joyful.
Just a quick upload… I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos to share in the coming days, but whether I’ll get online to upload one a day or not is a big question. So here’s one from tonight. At the annual family and friends Christmas Eve party. Thank you Jamie for snapping this one for me. It means a lot.
Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend surrounded by your loved ones. Make merry and a happy ho ho ho to each and every one of you.