|Bye Bye November...|
Day two of the post a day in December challenge, here...http://muppin.com/
Mr. Not-Afraid-of-color went on safari to the basement and came back with four boxes of what looked like some Christmas stuff. (they were marked, X-mas)
Hooray! The Christmas cards! Several boxes of cards purchased after some Christmas Past on sale!
|yes I have many many more boxes than three!!!|
Can I actually get this done? Does anyone but me send Christmas cards nowadays? Now that the Post Office for some reason can't make ends meet although they have for a very long time, and raised the cost of using their services to the breaking point?
I toyed with the idea of making my own cards... Nah. Too lazy.
I'll be so impressed with me if they get addressed and mailed this year!
Where does the time go?
(pinterest and youtube)
This year I need to write a newsletter since we made a big change. Let my friends know I wasn't ALL talk, but actually made a change.
Don't worry, it won't be the bragging kind... too many disasters befall us for that! We'll be lucky to keep all the balls in the air, all the plates spinning on sticks (you young'uns look up Ed Sullivan), all the poodles brushed and clipped, all the fabric put away.
Day 2 The story continues:
Joy... Do people really feel Joy?
People who don't live in Hallmark-land?
Most of us can point a finger to a joyful memory.... the first time you got a puppy, or saw your baby's little star hands reaching for your finger, or tasted ice cream with chocolate sauce.
But to live in a constant awareness of joy is beyond most. Even suspect... imagine sitting across from someone in the midst of Joy while on the subway... (heyyyyy what's up with them?)
Happiness could be more in the realm of possibility.
More likely we could aspire to contentment.
Watered down joy.
Or you could go get a new puppy.
No she would do the regular things called for to keep the house running. She was content enough.
The holidays are the hardest... when Joy is supposed to be in your Stocking by the mantel. When there is supposed to be a family who loves you and wants to be with you.
Just say no to Christmas cookies???? I don't think so.
Christmas cookies on a plate delivered by a neighbor... now that is Joyful!
She remembered the joyful feeling when you find something you thought was lost or gone.
It was pretty exciting to look in the fridge and found there was one more bottle of yogurt drink, and within it's date too!
All the pretty colors are cheerful right now... and happiness is right up there with Joy.
Gotta take Joy where you find it!