I've got the music playing.
Pretty poinsettias decorating the house.
Fresh fluffy snow outside.
Yummy candles burning.
Christmas cards arriving in the mail every day.
Even peppermint-scented soap in the bathroom.
Where the heck is my Christmas spirit?!?
OK, to say I don't have any Christmas spirit probably isn't accurate. I do enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and the anticipation of celebrating Christ's birth with friends and family. It's not like I've got a case of the Bah-humbugs. I'm just not as excited as I usually am 10 days before Christmas.
Today I sorted through the few little gifts I have for the kids in hopes that it would inspire me to list the things I still want to get for them and devise a plan of action.
Maybe it's because we don't have a Christmas tree yet. But I kinda want to wait until Steve is home so we can all go pick one out together.
Maybe I need some caffeine.
Maybe I should take a cue from the animals. Look, they seem to have set aside their differences for the holidays and they don't give a rip what's happening in the world outside:
Aww. I will declare this our own little Christmas miracle!
Here's hoping the excitement filters in over the next few days ...