Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Spirit

I was feeling a little bah humbug during the last few weeks... looking for something to spark that excitement for the season I always felt as a kid.

So far, while not feeling particularly "sparky" I feel a little more excitement for the days ahead.

Here's what's helped me...

Cookie Exchange
Shopping (this is a double-edged sword, though)
Finding my Sister the perfect gift...;)
Singing Sarah McLaughlin's "Wintersong" album in the car at the top of my lungs.
Putting up our new artificial tree (XOOX Grandpa S.) and dousing it with Pine essential oil

What do you do to feel the "Spirit of the Season"?


Jennifer said...

This snow we have really helps! So often we have a brown Christmas here. For me though the real spark doesn't hit till we go to my parents place. It is always just the thing.
Merry Christmas Lisa! Hope your spark stays during this holiday season.

Sara said...

I was having the same problem. Usually I am well into the spirit by the end of November, but not this year. I contribute it to being way too busy with other things. But who really knows.

I find baking puts me in the spirit. J and I baked Christmas cookies over the weekend. But this year, having a little time to be still for awhile... that did it for me. Just sitting, having a cup of apple cider, looking at the Christmas tree and taking it all in.

Happiest of the Season to you and yours Lisa. I am so glad we still remain in touch and are friends.


Vals Quilting said...

Hey Li, hope the spark stays, can't wait to have you all for will be great and fun...

Jenn M said...

It was a hard year to get into Christmas but for different reasons here.

I hope it turned out wonderful for you regardless how it started.

Happy New Year Lisa.