Did you survive Thanksgiving? Did you eat your body weight in candied yams? Did you deep fry a turkey and almost burn your house down? The fire department wasn't called this year so I have nothing of real interest to report.
All was good but I am just completely unable to get every dish out on the table, hot and at the same time. I kept thinking Gordon Ramsay was going to jump out and start screaming at me because my mashed potatoes were cold and the rolls weren't out of the oven yet...
But alas, the Crack Pie made up for everything. In your best Homer Simpson voice: Mmmmmmmmm. Crack.
You know, Christmas has been different for me the last few years. Less pressure. Even though I am scrambling to pack and be ready to for a blissful Christmas vacation here on December 17th, I am still relatively stress-free. Why? Because I am not paying one bit of attention to the ads on TV. I had no interest in Black Friday or any other occasion where I need to be at Walmart at 4am or any other time.
I am creating, crafting, canning-- making stuff. I am seeking small, meaningful gifts for people I love. I am avoiding the stress, the Christmas rush and the crazy expectations I inevitably set for myself.
How are you staying sane this season?