Thoughts After Christmas

Hello!  I have missed you all!!
Sorry I have been MIA!
My parents came to visit.
Christmas came and went.
But, here I am.
I have been reflecting today.
Thinking about the past month.
Wondering where the time went.
Why it had to go so fast.
Do you ever get like that?
I mean, seriously?  It’s not going to be 2009 much longer.
2010 is literally right around the corner.
Wow.
I am in this bummed frame of mind right now.
If you know me, you know I am fanatical about Christmas.
I absolutely love it.
But, this year.  I was too busy to stop and enjoy.
There was no baking, no driving to see lights,
there was no time to do it.
I didn’t listen to much Christmas music.
I just didn’t get to soak in Christmas.
This makes me sad. 
I got teary eyed today thinking about it.
My parents came to visit.
They arrived on Christmas Eve.
They just left a couple of hours ago.
Time went by Fast.  Like a whirlwind.
Seriously.  Decorations went up.
This weekend decorations come down.
Bummed.
You know what, though?
That’s life!
And my life has been so blessed!
I have been pushed to my limits.
I have seen what I can do.
I have learned that I sometimes need to stop.
To take a breather.  To just relax.
I had to remind myseld so many times that
I AM ONLY HUMAN!
I can only do so much.
And when I stepped back, took a deep breath,
and just relaxed.
Things worked out just fine.
They always do.
God is good.  He is loving.
He doesn’t give us more than we can handle.
I know this.  And with that reminder, it helped.
He helped get me through it.
I also couldn’t have done it without all of you!
And all of my friends on Twitter!
And my mom telling me I can do it!
And, my husband’s little one liners of encouragement, or a 
little touch on the back telling me “your almost done!”
I am surrounded by support, love and encouragement!
Thank you all so much!
That said.  I still have more orders to complete.
But I am taking it day by day.
Getting them out on time, but not rushing.
Things are going to be changing after the New Year!
Things that need to change.
For my sanity to stay intact.  
I will let you know later.  😉
I do want to say 1 more thing.
I have read NINETY NINE books this year!!!!
My goal was 100!  
Only ONE MORE TO GO to reach my goal!
Amazing.  
I have read so many good books.
Not many bad ones.
I can’t wait to get back into reading more!  I have only read ONE book this month.
Normally I read at least 5.  haha!  
You will know when I hit my goal!  😉
How was everyone’s Christmas?
Do tell!!!
I have to upload pictures first before I tell about mine!
But it was great.  😉
I will be back VERY soon!
No more crickets around this place.
Promise!

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5 Responses to Thoughts After Christmas

  1. Celeste says:

    I am pretty fanatical when it comes to Christmas too, and although I was not in the least bit as busy as you, I feel that I wasn't able to take-part in as many of the "excitements" of Christmas as I wanted. {and, by the way, you don't have to take down your Christmas decor yet!}And (I'm not trying to sound like some creepish stalker or anything 😉 … I've been thinkin' & prayin' for you during this crazy busy time with your shop!! Oh my word. Shea, just reading your tweets put me into panic-mode sometimes!! But. YOU DID IT!! Must feel amazing. As for my Christmas, it was pretty great! (I don't think I could ever say that I've had a "bad" Christmas) :)Went to church Christmas Eve… woke up early Christmas Day to open presents {my fave gift would have to be a gorgeous camera bag my parents gave me} …we then drove down to my grandparents' house (about 3 hours away) to celebrate with them. Nothing fancy. Nothing super "exciting" or anything – but I like Christmases like that – just being able to enjoy each other's company. And – I must say, the fact that Christmas is in celebration of Jesus' birth is pretty awesome… right? 😉

  2. I felt the same way this year too…I love Christmas and was so busy that I didn't feel like I had time to soak it all in. Next year it will be different.We had a wonderful Christmas, after I was able to put the sewing machine away and take a little rest for a few days. The girls had a wonderful time this year, since they really understood Santa, gifts, etc. But, there was a lot of Christmas around here 4 different ones, which was a bit too much for all of us…we are exhausted.I have some orders that I am working on too and they will get out as well…soon, but I am not rushing right now.I can't wait to hear what you are doing in 2010…I want to make a few changes too…need to work on that list of changes and goals for my little Etsy shop! Enjoy the last week of decorations in your house.Thanks for sharing.

  3. {Jamie} says:

    I just wanted to say that I received my camera strap cover yesterday and it's WONDERFUL! I love it! So thank you so much!

  4. You did it….almost! Perfection or not, I'm very sure it was special. Looking forward to reading more.

  5. Christmas was awesome – one more with my 90 year old Dad and 89 year old mother; both of my kids were home and my first grandbaby is on the way. I'm blessed.You've done SO much this year…Wow!

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