Christmas is Coming: Ready or Not

The REAL Santa.

I don’t know what happened but it’s December 20th and I am still searching for my Christmas Spirit and in dire need to utilize the late night shopping hours.

I don’t know what’s wrong?!?

I have shipped all my parcels so that they get to their destinations on time.  This is big for me, as my poor nephews usually get their packages after Christmas.  They say that it really EXTENDS Christmas for them.  Heh. Aunty Fail.

I remembered this year to get a little something for all Jackson & Easton’s teachers.  I even got remembered for our volunteer Hockey Dad Coaches.

I just sent out my cards.  Yes, they will be late.  Awesome.  Still, they’re done, so check your mailboxes around New Year’s Eve.

We have all our Christmas events either completed or planned.  The kids have had their pictures taken with Santa.  Santa at the Aboriginal Christmas party.  Santa at the Mall (who is the REAL Santa -by the way).  We’ve even had breakfast and skated with Santa for the first time this year at the arena (this Santa was a short non-hohoho-ing woman).  Definitely a new tradition that we will do again next year.

Our tickets are booked for our annual lighted train trip in Stanley Park.  I even have tickets for Easty’s first ballet performance viewing of the Nutcracker this year.

I have decked the halls decorated the house inside & out, the kids trees are done and so is our real harvested tree.  I am so loving my tree this year.  It’s amazing how a few new decorations can inspire you.  I would also love to thank April Lacheur and her inspirational painting, Element Tree, for inspiring my copper mantle & wreath this year.

The kids are excited and have been anxiously counting down, so I am glad that they have the Christmas Spirit and are not feeling my Grinchy-ness rubbing off on them.

After checking my list of Christmas to-do’s, it’s not that bad.  I’m not overly stressed but I guess it’s because i’ve been lacking my normally 110% Christmas spirit with all the events this year.  Perhaps it’s because I still have three more days of work, or perhaps it’s finally sinking in that my Dad is not here at Christmas.  But I am just not feeling it yet, all I feel is urgency to complete the final shopping before Saturday.

Maybe once that is done, just maybe.

Have you ever not felt festive at ‘the most wonderful time of the year’?



  1. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

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