Yep, I’m quitting. I am quitting all the running around. I am quitting all the stressing over buying presents. I am quitting worrying about decorating for Christmas.
Why is it that this time of year is sooo stressful for so many of us?? Shouldn’t this be the time of year when we relax, hole up indoors, spend time with loved ones, and maybe quilt a little?
Of course it is! And I don’t know when this turned into a crazy time of year that more people dread than look forward to. Maybe it’s the stores that make you feel like you have to buy MORE, decorate MORE, spend MORE. Or maybe it’s the social media influence with all its perfect pictures of home decorated to the nines. Does anyone’s house really look like that? And do they actually live there? With kids? And dogs? Well I have to tell you that I have a kitchen right now that has dishes that need doing. And a family room with a desk that needs clearing off. And a quilt room that is a HUGE mess.
But my tree is up, the lights are twinkling, the beds are all freshly washed and made and piled with quilts, and pretty soon I will have a lasagne baking in the oven. I am going to bake son’s birthday cake and then I’m going to make myself a cup of tea, light my Christmas candle, turn on some Christmas music, and work on a Christmas quilt that I can finish whenever I feel like it. Won’t you join me?