this morning, i did not want to get out of bed. the sound of pouring rain and cold wind made me want to snuggle deeper into the flannel and just hibernate. eventually, guilt won out and i pulled myself away from my warm nest. once downstairs, i made my way around the house, plugging in all of the christmas lights, still half asleep. as in every other weekday morning, i immediately went and got my sweats on, dreading the idea of climbing on the treadmill. just as i was getting ready to head down the steps, i stopped and gazed around, as if awaking from a dream.
i found my way into the living room and plopped myself down. it’s been a long week and i’m tired. not a grumpy tired, just tired. i think the past several months are finally catching up to me. but, as i sat and took in the scene before me, i felt my body relax. i love sitting in my house with just the christmas lights on. unfortunately, i haven’t had a chance to do that much this season between the baking and wrapping and numerous dinners and gatherings.
life has a tendency to try and take over; i needed that 10 minutes to remind myself of that. that short period of time was necessary for me to stop, take a deep breath, and remind myself to slow down. take it all in, or these moments will get lost and memories will be foggy.
there. that’s better. 🙂
don’t forget to stop once in awhile and drink in the moments that threaten to get lost.
i wish you all a wonderful christmas!