Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Memo to Mother Nature

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'Tis the Season, right?

At least that is what the radio is telling me with the 24/7 Holiday Tunes they are playing.  

That is what the stores have been saying since October 13th with their decor strategically placed so as to tempt the unwary shopper.  

That is even what the inside of my house is telling me with the pretty red and green and white decorations loving placed, and moved, and lost, and found/stepped on, then placed back in their original location.

Who forgot to send the memo to Mother Nature?

Anyone know her peeps?  Want to send her a calendar?

I find it very hard to feel like decking the halls, or creating that magical atmosphere that should be permeating souls this time of year when coats are still optional.  Who wants their house to smell of cinnamon and ginger when the weather is telling the mind and soul that it is just March, and to sit tight; those bulbs so carefully buried last year will be peeking up very soon.  But wait, last year really translates into last month!  

And so, I follow the age old advice: "Fake it 'till you make it."

Which is why the decor is up.  Although it feels like I should be reading up on gardening and worrying about the blinding white hole that are my legs.  I don't want to cause temporary blindness to anyone who happens to glance my pasty white way.

Oh Mother Nature, please oh please give me white pillowy walk ways.  If that can't be managed, how about grey skies?  Just something so I can really focus on the magic of Christmas.  The sledding, snow angels, steaming hot cocoa to warm up my hands after having spent a few hours outside shoveling, or having snow ball fights, or building forts.  The warm kitchens, the tantalizing smells of spices and ciders.  The caroling, the ugly Christmas shirts.  I am more ready to enjoy this season now, than I ever have been before.  Just let it feel like winter already!

Moving along, it is nearly December first.  With our advent calendar, I like to do an activity every day.  I would love to hear your favorite activities in preparation for the season.  The things you do to help teach your children about Christmas.  Do share!


9 comments:

Familia Morales said...

Lucky you--well hopefully. We won't see snow until January or February if we get any at all. We're not very good at the traditions thing yet, but we do love our Christmas movies and home baked goodies. We do have a Christmas blanket we pull out on Dec 4th and we'll watch The Nativity together under the blanket. The blanket rotates every night from bed to bed, starting with the oldest and making it's way to the youngest. That's the one tradition we've been pretty good at sticking to.

Sue said...

Now you know what we Californians miss out on every year!

=)

Jenny said...

I always wait until about two weeks before to decorate! By then I usually feel Christmas...even if it's 70 outside! Lovely home!

Emmy said...

You get used to it as yes that is how Christmas always is. But I do know you love snow

Em said...

i am crossing my fingers that i may in fact get snow for my birthday this week. THINK FRIDAY SNOW!!! THINK FRIDAY!!!

Francisca said...

It is so rare we get snow! I guess if we do ever get snow we would be confused what to do with it :p

Lisa said...

I am so torn with the idea of snow. I LOVE it... but the arrival of snow means a possible layoff... yup. Snow has me in a quandary. But I agree - there is no tree up at our house for the same reason!

Lourie said...

Well the songs tell us Christmas is associated with cold weather....Silver Bells, White Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Let it Snow. Yep! What if we lived down under....what then? hahaha.

Jfam said...

I bet you guys are getting your wintry Christmas right now huh?

I really love your decor it is amazing! Love it so much. I can't wait to collect more and more each year until I can fill my house!