I am sitting staring blankly at the computer screen and I've got nothin'
It's sort of like when It's dinner time and there you are staring into the fridge hoping that an idea...any idea of what to cook comes to you, but all that happens is that you realize you have spent 5 minutes staring at frozen chicken breasts.
All I have come up with is the fact that I am glad that Christmas is over. No, I am not a scrooge. I love Christmas, but I think ( for a Mom) in addition to Mother's day the next best day has got to be December 26th. No more stress-filled days of preparation. Every year without fail I have a no holds barred crying fit. It usually comes from a pile-up of things that go wrong and the stress of being a hostess with hardly anytime to spare.
This year was different. I did not have my annual breakdown where my husband looks at me like this.
I wondered why and I finally figured it out.
I didn't aim for things to be perfect.
I accepted that there were things that I was just not going to be able to do and I didn't think twice about letting go.
For example every time I went to get Christmas cards made at CVS there was a long line and or the photo machines were not working. After trying several stores I said "what the heck; I just wont send them this year"...and you know what? The world did not come to a screeching halt and went right along turning without the cards.
The awesome seafood dinner that I was going to make for Christmas eve became homemade sauce with ziti and meatballs.
The kids did not get every single thing on their list and you know what? They loved the gifts they got and were thrilled.
I gave my Mom a purse and hat and glove set and I also made her very favorite dishes for Christmas and she loved that more than the fancy schmancy Microwave we got her a few years back.
So I am glad this Christmas is over and I can place all those great memories and seal them in my heart. It was not perfect....but in a way it really was.
Hmmm, I did have something to write about after all and guess what we're going to have for dinner tomorrow...Chicken. Go figure... I killed two birds with one stone!