December 17, 2011

an ending and a beginning.

You know that feeling after you've just finished a book series? A kind of if a dear friend has moved away? Well, that is the feeling I usually get in the winter times. A forlorn, gloomy kind of feeling for no particularly good reason at all. I just get into a funk.

But not this winter. Maybe it's because the weather has been beyond agreeable. Or maybe because I've got The Bungalow to snuggle up in. Or possibly because I have a husband to snuggle up with. For whatever reason, I'm really enjoying it....and I like the feeling.

This Christmas has come upon me and Kyle Steven so fast we've hardly had time to stop and take it all in. It seems like unless we force ourselves to stop and enjoy it, we forget and the moment is lost. It may seem strange, but one of my new life goals is to Stop and Smell the Roses. Seriously. To really stop and enjoy life, to soak it up...the little, the big, the ugly, the beautiful. Everything. I'd encourage you to do that same. Each day should bring a list of new things and experiences to be thankful for.

Here are a few of mine today:

Suspenders (especially on my man ;) )
British accents
The color yellow
Not falling over or breaking an ankle in my heels
A family composed of long time friendships
Kyle's ability to read my mind
Twinkle lights!
Dr. Watson

p.s. I know some of you have put your email address into the "follow by email" link I put up a month or so ago. Weeellll, that one wasnh't working, so I put a new one up. So, go ahead and re-add your email and it should work. :)

4 comments on "an ending and a beginning."

  1. Yay, it's our card! :)

  2. i love your festive photos!

    xoxo the egg out west.

  3. Why thank you! It's mine and my husbands first Christmas so I wanted to document everything. ;)