Now, as much as I love Christmas I don't go crazy trying to do everything. I do not want to stress myself out over something that I enjoy. Years ago I felt so stressed and frazzled, but I've learned to just do what I want and leave the unnecessary stuff alone. For example, I haven't put out one outside light this year. No big deal, those lights may get out there and they may stay in the storage box, too. I don't send out Christmas cards to everyone I know any more either. Just family and friends that are out of town get cards; this is much easier.
Do I bake cookies? Sometimes. I haven't done so in several years, but I'm thinking that next weekend I might make a batch or two of some family favorites. Years ago I thought I had to bake 15 dozen of every variety ever invented, but decided that was a waste of time because the cookies were either eaten before I got the kitchen cleaned up (this is true, it actually happened) or the cookies sat there until New Years and then I threw them out.
|This happy group has got the season all figured out - they just sit there and smile and watch the blinking lights on my tree!|