Dec 24, 2009

Holiday Survivor?

I hope that everyone has a great holiday with family and friends.

Now take a deep breath and relax. You won't enjoy it as much if you don't let go and let the good times and memories flow.

While it is a time of celebration, the holidays always seem to be a time of stress.  Whoever planned one of the biggest holidays during a time of year when our bodies are demanding that we slow down and reflect is an idiot and should be shot. 

I decided years ago that I wouldn't be stressed during this time of the year.  Of course it helps that I don't have kids and in my family we donate to charities rather then give each other gifts.  Also I don't celebrate Christmas, so to me it really is a day off designed to kick back and relax.

Now that's not to say that I don't have any traditions.  Since Christmas is one day out of the year that me and my DH are guaranteed to have off together, we go out and see a movie every year.  This year it looks as though it will be Avatar.  I usually cook us up a ham for dinner but  that isn't set in stone.  This year it will be  a pork tenderloin.  The main thing for us is the opportunity to have some time to spend together.

It is also a day when I talk to  family (both blood and chosen) and reconnect.  I am really bad about losing track of time and not talking to them for ages.  So I try to reaffirm those bonds at least on holidays. 

I hope that everyone has a blessed and safe day.

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