I think I need to jump in my car and head to the mall to ask Santa to add a few more days in the week before Christmas arrives. Just two extra ones is all I am asking for, is that really so hard? I keep thinking it is the 17th, and not the 19th. I feel like I am perpetually two days behind. Behind in work, behind at home, and behind in blogging. I am seriously in need of those two extra days to get me ready for the big day. Now I am done shopping, the cards are out, the teacher and therapists presents delivered, but my tree is still not out of the box, and the wrapping has not even been thought about except for at this very moment. And I am working next week, well the first three days of the week anyway. How do I find more time? Well if Santa can work his magic I am hoping to turn back the clock!
All I want for Christmas besides world peace and my family all at home at one time of course is for just 48 extra hours in the next week that I can use to prepare for the big day. I don't think I am asking too much because I have been pretty darn good this year considering all that has gone on. I could have been hitting the wine pretty hard on some days, but I hit the knitting needles instead. I did not go off on anyone, although I feel a few people deserved it, I went and read a book instead. So I don't think I am asking for too much! Help me out okay?
Love to you you sweet guy and be careful on your travels,
P.S. Remember I have had to deal with all of my Dad's stuff during this time of year. I mean his condo is now all ready to be put on the market and it has not been fun. I have cleaned, and cleaned, and cleaned all with my back and heart hurting. I have only complained a little about all the extra stuff to do at the absolute busiest time of year, so do we have a deal ?
Santa may not be able to help with my request but dear friends have helped so much. I can't tell you how loving, kind and generous my friends are to me. It warms my heart and soul to know that such wonderful people are out there giving me a thought now and again.
I met my dear friend Holly for a very quick breakfast yesterday before I had to race back to my Dad's place for the last round of his stuff being picked up. Holly and I don't see each other near enough and I just adore her. I hope you have someone in your life that just "gets " you like I have with Holly. She is amazing and so honest. I like that in people especially as I get older. Superficial is not for me. Honesty and sharing, that is what I find important in a friendship. Honesty about the realities of life. Holly presented me with the two amazing gifts above. The sheep is sooooooooooooo adorable. I am in love with her, she is for outside and I think she looks very happy to be surrounded by my beautiful Christmas Cactus. She makes me smile every time I look at her. Holly also gave me these beautiful earrings. The little green balls are felted, they are just perfect. I swear I have worn the same earring for like 10 years. I need to branch out and be a little more hip, these will be great to get me moving in that direction.
Blogging friends are the best. And I am still always just so surprised at the generosity and kindness I find in this little world we exist in. I find it with kind words, a lovely comment, a kind thought or prayer sent my way. I am just so, so thankful for the generosity I experience in this special place. I have also felt that generosity with these special gifts that have made it to my mailbox lately.
I am not going to go on and on about who sent them, because I think especially at Christmas these gifts are given from the heart, not for personal recognition, but just as a special gift. And I just wanted to thank all of my wonderful friends for their kindness in thinking of me this year.
I want to thank you for your time and attention to detail, and the exquisite gift of your talents.
I want to thank you for seeing something special and thinking of me from many, many miles away. For thinking, "that reminds me of Meredith, I bet she would love it". You are right, I do!
Your gift of friendship means the most to me. For sharing and caring all year long. That is what this blogging business is all about, isn't it? I know it is a tricky time of year for all of us, and I bet you all want to ask Santa for some extra time. So the time you spend here with me is even more precious to me The time you take to visit, whether you can comment or just pop in is special. I intend to get caught up with all of you this weekend, so you know that I am thinking about you and want to see how you are doing with this crazy Holiday Season. And for those of you that have already signed off for the Holiday's, I wish you the best.
I leave you with a picture that came home with Little Buddy from school this past week. He looks like he is the life of the party! He is the best gift of all isn't he?