the cards are done
holidays, merry christmas! i hope everyone can find some time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. oh and eat lots of cookies. if thats your thing. it is mine. i was thinking last night (my contemplative time in the bathroom brushing my teeth of course) about this year. it has been a year of ups and downs for us. or maybe i should just say, a year of life. if i let myself, i have a tendency to freak out about the future. how will we ever manage this? or find the time for that? or pay for anything?? my cure for this freak out? a little bit of reflection. i know, i know, it sounds so very cheesy, but try it. it works, i promise. because inevitably there is something you thought you could never ever handle/manage/afford and if you take five minutes to look back six months, a year, two years you will be amazed at how much you did handle/manage/afford. we people have a knack for making it through a difficult situation and then forgetting how worried we were about it in the first place. or again, i should say, i do. so, get your cookies out, turn off the lights (but leave on the tree lights or candles!) find that sappy movie you love to watch, get cozy (hot water bottle & down throw!) and relax. be happy. just that easy.


Blogger Julia said...

well said. thank you.

ps: love the new banner (is it new?) love it anyways.

10:50 AM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

merry christmas hannah. eat lots of cookies for me.

11:25 AM  
Blogger shari said...

happy holidays hannah! we will definitely eat lots of cookies. thank you for the pep talk. i needed it. xo

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

well put indeed.
happy holidays.
and to 2008 being a year of life. life is good, isn't it?! xo

11:53 AM  
Blogger Alicia A. said...

Merry Christmas, Hannah and family!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous molly! said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Hannah!

4:18 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

happy holidays hannah. eat a cookie for me!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

That sounds like a fantastic plan. Merry Christmas!

2:53 AM  
Anonymous stephanie said...

hear, hear!

happy holidays...xo.

9:13 AM  
Blogger wendy said...

nicely said!!
have a warm & cozy christmas!!

9:24 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Joyce Collins said...

I did just that! I watched "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and Gary watched it with me! Next, I want to watch the video David fixed up for us with our family Christmas 1987 and other family stuff!

8:23 AM  
Blogger 13mimosa said...

You're so right - why is it so much easier to focus on the hassles? We'll try harder with the last night of the old year - it's hit 42C here in Melbourne, Australia and all four of us are feeling a little stir crazy, but as soon as the sun goes down hopefully it will be cool enough to chase away the demons of 2007 and welcome in all that is good in our lives - remember to hold tight onto it - in 2008.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen!! the "sisterhood of the traveling pants" is my sappy movie of choice. Happy New Year!

10:22 PM  

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