oh my sweets! it’s chilly outside is it not? i love the colder weather, but i’m such an infant when i get even one, little, temperatures-in-the-low-seventies, goose-bump. i insist on wrapping myself, burrito-like, with various scarves, puffer vests, wooly layers of mittens, cloche hats, leg-warmers on top of knee socks, etc; and that’s just my get-up whilst vacationing in sunny, balmy mexico.
this december climate has me daydreaming of various vocations i could eek out where the required uniform called for my bathrobe and slippers, and the job description entailed me sitting by our fire, sipping hot coffee all day long, with a portion of that workday dedicated to proficient napping.
if you know anyone who is hiring a professional pajama-wearing, nappy-java drinker, send them my way please.
are you feeling the spirit of the holidays yet?
i love this time of year, but the holiday fever within me keeps breaking.
mine ebbs and flows like a dance step i sometimes get the rhythm of, but then find myself tango-ing left as the rest of the group cha-cha’s to the right if i’m not keeping my chin up and my eyes wide open.
it is a lovely, wrapped up, miraculous “present” to be aware of the moment, i get that, and i’m working my boots off to get there and stay there; like a dog learning to be housebroken. can someone please rub my nose in my catatonia?
but for me it is not an easy thing. my brain feels like a solar powered kaleidoscope, without a sun down in sight. ideas, fears, anxieties, all one swirling prism of what-ifs, round and round they go in different shapes, boxes and scenarios.
i must find another viewfinder.
the more i relinquish control of tomorrow, the more i find delight in today.
i know this to be true. i just suck at living it.
for now, though, at this second, as i type, i am savoring this time, today, with you.
so thank you.
one of the many tools to help me stop, notice, and permeate in the now is a beautiful piece of music. this is one of my favorites for this time of year.
i hope you enjoy it too.
wednesday happy to you m’loves.