I am having a love/hate relationship with my blog right now.
I love writing.
I hate that it is taking up so much of my mental time.
I am neglecting my chores and my Christmas preparations, and am cheating my family of a Christmas spirit I desperately want to feel.
On December 9, I challenged myself to post a joy of my heart each day until Christmas.
I am reneging that challenge.
It is no longer a joyful task.
Saturday's post did not get published.
I did write a post for Saturday, but the key idea was actually in a one-minute video I tried to upload. And tried,
and tried again.
I wasted a lot of time.
No Can Do.
And I was more than a little irritated by it.
So, I need to have a reality check, stop obsessing and start living (and cleaning)! I need to start organizing, wrapping, and panicking about my (lack of) Christmas card ideas. I want to put joy back into my day, not just in one little gem I manage to pull out for these posts.
I need to chill.
So, while I will post more before Christmas, I am taking the pressure off of myself (which was soley put on by ME) to post every day.
So here is my IHS for today. It comes full circle to my advent calendar I alluded to on the 9th. It was homemade by church ladies, and it is adorable. Felt people with googly eyes. Hearkens me back to my childhood Sunday School days, with green felt boards and Bible story characters stiffly demonstrating the story at hand.
On this the 16th day of December, the procession of people and animals gathering to welcome the baby Jesus is getting quite large.
Here is what I noticed this morning.
Upon closer inspection, their googly eyes actually make them appear to have had
Yup. Wide awake.
I guess they don't want to miss Christ's coming.
Neither do I. So I'll catchya later.