I slumped on the couch for my daily "Chat With An Old Lady." What? Gina is telling us to lighten up about Christmas?!?
Suddenly, I felt a whole lot less burdened. How would my family enjoy Christmas if I let myself experience more and analyze less?
So I set to work in the living room, Crystal's Make-Your-Home-A-Haven challenge of the day.
- I scooped up the paper scraps while Andrew hung the stockings, even though the mismatched hangers make me crazy and I just want to use thumb tacks but that requires another trip to the store with gas money I don't have.
- I moved the fern out the fireplace and didn't nag even once about my perfect Yule logs which became a pretend campfire in the neighbor's yard before being hauled away by the brush chipper truck.
- I packed up the last Christmas gift cluttering the corner even though it didn't include the two holiday photos of the kids I had hoped to get developed in time.
And you know what? I am better. Much better.
Thank you to all my Titus 2 women, bloggers and readers alike, who must surely shake their heads when I start unrolling my crazy schemes. Thank you for your gentle reminders--and please, keep them coming!