Quality time

The Gift of All Gifts

December seemed to sneak up on me this year.

Maybe it’s because I had been enjoying the unseasonably mild weather we’ve been having, giving me the false sense that December was far far away. Or maybe I was just caught up in the frenetic pace that is my life, where one day on the calendar seems to flip into the next and the next.

Caught unaware, I felt ambushed by December and now face a barrage of to-dos and stress bombs. The attack is relentless: Holiday flyers! Christmas decorations! Cheery carols! School concerts! Exams! Party invitations (Do I really have to go? What am I going to wear?)!  Planning for two weeks of no school!!! “I want…I want” wish lists…