December 5, 2011

Holiday Comforts - In the Eye of the Beholder

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The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of comfort during the holidays is a quiet evening, baby sound asleep, curled up on the couch with H, a nice warm mug of something - maybe hot tea, preferably something mulled - cider, wine - who cares? It's mulled. The house is dark, with only the white Christmas tree lights to see by and everything smells like cinnamon and warmth.

Ahem, okay, that was a lovely moment of creative visualization. Now back to your regularly scheduled reality. I swear we have every moment until New Years scheduled at this point. Comforts are found on the run these days -
  • A nice drive in the car when B has fallen asleep and H and I can have a quiet conversation about something unparenting related.
  • A holiday flavored bevvie from a local coffee shop - to go.
  • Listening to holiday tunes on Spotify while wrapping gifts.
  • Taking a time-out during our Christmas travel or shopping to stop for a sit down meal, being sure to tip a little extra for the mess that B will undoubtedly leave behind.
  • Taking a little extra time to pick out the perfect present - at a local retailer, of course.
If I really think about it though, what makes me feel the best and most at ease during the holidays is knowing I will be surrounded by my family. I know, weird right?

I have a large family and I am genuinely interested in what they are all up to. Especially my generation, of which I am at the beginning of. Many of them are getting married, having babies, starting interesting careers or studying cool things in school. I don't get to see them half as much as I'd like, so getting some solid catch up time during one of the many gatherings over Christmas is wonderful.

It makes me feel good me to think that by the time the holidays are over I will have a better handle on what my nearest and dearest have been up to since the last time I saw them. I really can't wait for that.

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