How are the holidays going for you? Are you ahead of your to-do list or are you already feeling behind?
I remember when I was younger and decorated my house with four little bundles of endless energy underfoot. I had this vision in my head of what I wanted everything to look like but it took me until mid-December to finally shove the last of the decoration boxes back into the attic.
When you have babies, every effort is like climbing a mountain of shaving cream.
You get nowhere fast.
And in my twenty’s and thirty’s, getting nowhere drove me crazy!
Years later, when our little nest emptied, there were days when I had hours and hours to move through the house and decorate everything exactly like I wanted. No interruptions. No rabbit-trails and unnecessary messes. No tiny-ones under foot.
And ya know what? I spent those years remembering.
Remembering the hectic days as a young mother who just wanted to finish decorating the darn tree.
Remembering and wishing I could go back in time.
Go back and spend a day of hectic: going nowhere…
And then there’s this year...
This year I’ve been decorating with my granddaughter Elliot.
Elliot, Pop Pop and I have been spending more time going through the boxes of decorations than putting them on the tree…
It took us an obscene amount of time just to decorate the old ceramic tree for our bedroom…every bulb had to be changed to a different place. At least three times.
And last weekend when we picked out a ‘real’ tree and brought it home to decorate…
There were so many important things to do before we could actually hang the first ornament…
Finally, after four hours, with only 1/4 of the lights up and maybe 10 ornaments hung…
Pop Pop helped Elliot put the star on top of the tree! Taa Daa!
(I wish I had a picture of the floor. It looked like Christmas exploded all over the house, there was hardly a path to walk from room to room!)
two days later, I finished the tree. But I could have cared less.
My bliss was spending time going nowhere with Elliot~ Who knew the journey to nowhere could bring such joy?
~Have a joyous day my friends~even if you find yourself going nowhere fast~
I’m still counting gifts… # 1024-Finding joy in a journey to nowhere…