Thursday, December 16, 2010

So this is Christmas...

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
--- John Lennon

I find it always amazing that one can find a song that sums up your feelings...that humans are so unique but yet the same. In our need to remember and reflect, our need to have love and life and fun and cheer.

It seems like this year just went by so fast. Last night, as I was driving home, picking up the children and listening to my wide variety of Christmas songs on my iPod (hmm...and yet, I do not have the above one on there...I will have to fix that!), I actually flashed back to last year, remembering someone coming over and wrapping his gifts before heading on from our place. And for a brief second, I actually was not sure if that was this year or last. The years come fast and furious and sometimes they blend together.

Was it last year that I went with the kids by myself to the Zoolights or was it the year before? (I think last year husband was able to join us). This year we tried to go and the traffic was horrendous and we were not even there I guess we will try again...

This year Hanukkah was at the beginning of the month. We really did a lot of Hanukkah related things this year, including having Latkes TWICE for dinner...but now Hanukkah is over. (We keep the Hanukkah decorations out until we put the Christmas decorations away--but this year, that makes it somewhat depressing)

We have watched almost all the holiday Cartoons (Willow has watched Olive the Other Reindeer twice!) Still working through the holiday movies (Christmas Carol and Its A Wonderful Life amongst others).

I find I am another year older. And I still need to work on some things. Patience and wisdom (and losing more weight) being at the top of the list.

As I was hurrying around this season--I realized I was hurrying around. And sometimes missing out on the important things. So, this week, I resolved to let the chores go a bit. And to just breathe. Just let the time be as still as time can be. This weekend, I spent some time just lying on the bed, watching the cats cuddle and lick each other and realized I could learn something from them.

So this is Christmas.

Oh, and as an aside, can I just say I CANNOT read through this book without crying!! I actually hide this book, so that I don't have to read it sometimes. Last night, Willow found it. And I could not make it through the book without choking up...


JJ said...

I love that song...always makes me stop and remember to SLOW down this time of year.

LOVE the blog make-over--so pretty!

Kristin said...

That book always does me in too.

I'm glad you are letting things be this week. The holidays can get so crazy and chaotic.

Cibele said...

You are always so thoughtful! I am always blessed in some way or another when I read your blog. Thanks for reminding me to slow down and take is all in before it is over. This year has indeed gone by so fast! Thanks for the card.

Miss K said...

Love that song.....

The book that gets me is called Someday. It's brutal and Luke LOVES it.