But now it's December, which is one of the best months, and it's also SEVENTEEN DAYS from Christmas Day! I love Christmastime, so I am a happy camper. I love giving gifts, making cookies, decorating, listening to music, and just about any other aspect I can conjure up. This year, I actually knitted a fair number of the gifts I'm giving, so now it's just a matter of wrapping them and mailing them to the recipients. Now don't get me wrong - I didn't knit a gift for everyone, just those I know actually enjoy and appreciate hand knit things. The others are getting purchased items that were chosen for them.
Yesterday, The Tim got us a lovely little tree. Which, on current count, has been knocked down three times by Jack the kitten. The others are appalled! Particularly Pip, who is the family narc. This morning when I came downstairs, Jack ran past me to the living room where the tree is. Pip was laying underneath it, and hissed at Jack, big time! Hilarious. I thanked Pip for his service, and told him he was a Tree Patriot. I swear to God he puffed up his chest with pride. ;-)
Hopefully today will be better. The Tim has the day off, and hopefully Jack got it all out of his system yesterday so we can put the light and ornaments on the tree over the next few days. On the plus side, it didn't get knocked down overnight, so that's something. (And proof that Pip Patrol is effective, I guess.)
I know that the above event, as well as Christmastime in general, can be stressful for a lot of people. I saw this article yesterday, and though it seems very simple, I thought it might actually be helpful for some people to read and consider.
What about you? Are you enjoying Christmastime/the holiday season? I certainly hope so. Even if you don't like everything about it, I hope you'll find something to make you smile.