No panic... but from today forwards my days, and most likely yours too, if you have taken upon the Christmas preparations in good and in bad, are going to be very busy. I will do my best to stay in good spirits and not to exhaust myself. One thing at a time, with an audiobook in the ears and some carols in between, all should be fine. After all, when I look around, there is plenty to see and enjoy... the candles, the decorations, the tree...
Let’s have a look again at my Strength Advent Calendar.
Day 11 - Cold Glögg makes you beautiful. (I am not sure for the rest of the world, but there is a saying here about cold coffee doing just that.)
Day 12 – Oh, this is quite bad! Death will take care of the Christmas kilos! (the overweight gained over the holidays)
Day 13 – It’s what is inside the package that counts, not the wrapping. (I am not good in wrapping gifts, and I have been telling this myself for years…)
Day 14 – One does not get grades for Christmas.
Day 15 – Not just once, or twice, but have three times a chocolate praline.
Day 16 – You are just tormenting yourself, if you do Christmas cleaning.
Day 17 – The best gift hideaway reveals itself in March.
Day 18 – Everything looks so much better in candle light.
Day 19 – If you have not gotten stressed by now, it is too late to start.
Day 20 – It is love if you put 10 almonds into the Christmas Eve morning rice pudding. (One should put one, and who ever gets it, is going to be married next year. – I used to put many when the girls were small, to make sure everyone got at least one.)
After these, there are only 4 more to go. I really have enjoyed this calendar and I think it is appropriately named, hope I can find similarly themed next year.
I’ll go now and start ticking off my to-do list. What gets done, gets done … if not, there is always tomorrow or… next Christmas. This is the season of peace and good will, showing some of it to yourself would be good too.
Wool with you,