I love all the characters in the Hundred Acre Woods but Tigger is a special favorite. “The wonderful thing about Tiggers are Tiggers are wonderful things!” I dare you to watch this video and not smile!
There is only one of you and make the most out of being you. But maybe you could be a little bit like Tigger, just for today? Smile, a lot. Be carefree and spontaneous and joyful. Wear stripes! Bounce around! And don’t give a shit about whatever anyone else thinks.
I wish I had this ability. And what exactly would the definition of ‘nothing’ be? Meditating? Sitting in the sun? Staring mindlessly at the television? Hmm.
Anyway, I have been fighting this oddball sinus issue that could last weeks more. Things are getting better but I still have bouts of vertigo and the occasional headache. I have been trying to take things easy but…. while the last thing I want is to be sick at Christmas (which happened last year and really sucked) there is just so much to do.
I have always been a work first and then play kind of girl but the problem with being a stay at home mom is the work is never done. I have been struggling mightily with trying to balance my life. I am making progress in the right direction. I am doing much better with single tasking, taking breaks and focusing on enjoying tasks, or at least the results from chores.
I have every intention of feeling joy with everything I do the entire holiday season. I may not succeed but I certainly intend to try. And if a task isn’t bringing me joy in some way why am I doing it? My holiday season will run from December 6th, St. Nicholas’s birthday through January 6th, Epiphany. Lots of fun stuff is planned but I will be sure to include some down days as well.
This week will be busy with all those once a month tasks: church Guild meeting and luncheon, change counting and once a month bowling league. Hoping to get most of the Christmas shopping finished too. And I have to put away autumn which always makes me a little sad. Autumn is by far my favorite season and I feel annoyed when everyone rushes into Christmas before Thanksgiving is even over.
But the two weeks after this one? I will be happy to spend lots of time at home wrapping and baking and adding decorations gradually. I even plan to find some moments to simply sit and take it all in.
I did get this Christmas beauty out to use for the Guild luncheon tomorrow!