This week I’m taking the entire week off and focusing all on my family and home. Without going into details (because it’s personal), we’ve had some rough times in our neck of the woods that began the day before Thanksgiving and has affected our family this holiday season. Truth be told, it’s been hard for some of us to get into the spirit of Christmas. When an event like this happens (it isn’t a typical situation), it just makes you want to be surrounded by the people you love and hold dear and appreciate every little moment.
And that’s what I’ve chosen to do all this week, especially since a couple family members have the entire week off.
What does that mean then?
No blogging. No emails. No working.
(emergent emails will be handled…and this blog post was suppose to have gone up monday but i was already busy ‘puzzling.’ haha)
‘The doors are closed’ for this holiday week. Chances are pretty good that Facebook and Instagram will still occur. ;) I’ll be making food, having movie marathons with my kids, playing games and putting together puzzles. Maybe a date night with hubby. And who knows, I may make another Project Life spread just for the fun of it.
I know I have work needing to be done and there are many ideas in my head bursting to get out. I’ve wrestled over the fact that it’s all getting put on the back burner…and some of the big projects that were meant to be done before the end of the year still haven’t been done because of so much that’s been going on here. It’s hard when you’re pretty much it for a company and still need to be a mom and a friend and all that’s involved there.
But life isn’t about work.
It’s about love and family.
Work can wait.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with all your family. Love them and hug them and squeeze them. Appreciate the smallest of moments because those are the most precious.
See ya Monday. :)
p.s. Here are a couple brand new kits:
And here’s a little story about Elf. This movie came out on DVD for Christmas of 2003. I know, you’re thinkin’, ‘You remember that, Kerri???’ Well, this was the year my mom had started having strokes (she eventually passed away in July 2004). There was much ‘roller coastering’ (yeah, it’s a word) of emotions going on at that time–good days, bad days. Gonna make it, not gonna make it. That kind of stuff. On one particular Friday, when we were supposed to attend our church Christmas party, I was exhausted. Spent. Couldn’t muster up the energy to go, much less be social.
So instead, I took the kids to Target and we bought Elf and some hot chocolate to have a family night in. I hadn’t seen it before. Shocker, I know. But it was seriously just what the doctor ordered.
You know a movie is ‘that funny’ when you can laugh at it in your home without an audience.
We loved it.
And I loved that evening.
It will always be a special Christmas memory for me.
p.p.s. Don’t forget to take advantage of the sale going on through the end of the year.