That's it. I woke up this morning, and it is ON. I am in that mood, you know, the carol humming, glowy-eyed, "I can't wait for Christmas" kind of mood! Not that I haven't been all full of joyful anticipation thus far, but as of this morning I am full on, full steam ahead until Krees-muss.
Maybe it's because as I stirred the boys' oatmeal, with my right arm (woohoo!), I realized that my shoulder is showing improvement. A downgrade from nauseous, cold sweat pain to a nagging, uncomfortable kind of pain, and as my fellow shoulder-suffering sisters can attest, that's huge! So encouraging.
Maybe it's because we got our first Christmas cards and packages in the mail. I love getting Christmas cards!
Or maybe it's the first gingerbreads having been made (and quickly consumed!), or watching the boys open up their first week of advent surprises. We got them Lego advent calendars this year, and you'd think we had roped them the moon! The excitement is palpable when they open the little door to find the Lego behind it every day, and 19 more days to look forward to.
Could be talking to the DQ on the phone every day, often multiple times a day. No one loves Christmas as much as that girl. It just isn't possible. She is positively brimming with the cheer...overflowing, overjoyed! It's impossible to be jaded around that type of wholehearted enthusiasm, you just gots to let go of the worry, the long to do list, the blasé grown up attitude and dig in.
Blow by blow report from our Nov/Dec 2011 Orlando extended family vacation of a lifetime. Set to private to protect our superhero alter ego anonymity, leave a comment here or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to take a gander. Disney haters need not apply.