Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm Back

I'm back. Miss me? Sorry about that, I always look forward to the holidays but they ALWAYS seem to go way to fast. The shopping, wrapping, holiday parties and family parties have really taken their toll on me. I had a bad cold that started the day after Christmas but am finally feeling better, so I am trying to get back into the swing of things.

Christmas was good/a little too much. I hate the non-stop going of the season. It started Christmas Eve when MOST of my family got together which was fine, then Christmas day came the ENTIRE family got together which was great but then it kept going for the next three days of getting together and spending many hours together. It's hard because I LOVE spending time with my family (and it doesn't happen all that often) but if it could be every couple days for a week that would be fine but that's not how it happens. It's everyday for days straight. And I really do love being with my brother and sisters but when normally it's just my kids and husband and then all of a sudden for a week straight there are like at least 18 of us, it gets to be a bit much. But I really wouldn't change it.

Strange the one part of the season I look forward to every year now is to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" waiting to see if George (Jimmy Stewart) finds the pedals in his pocket from Zuzu's flower and not wanting to change one thing of his life after he realizes how good it is. The part that strikes me as strange is the fact that my mom used to always have to watch it and wrap presents and now as an adult I find myself wanting the same thing. It has me wondering, is this what is in store for my daughter? Is she going to want to wrap presents and watch the same thing and reflect on her own life? I guess only time will tell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've also been reflecting on that "cycle of life" thing. It's so strange isn't it? You have Zuzu's petals and I think of leaving crumbs on a plate for my daughter. I imagine my mother and father going through the extact same motions on 12/24. I've also been slowly watching a generation pass.

My husband and I were actually in the yard throwing snowballs at our lab and watching our 3 yo play in the snow. The trees were beautiful- my family was beautiful. Don't get me wrong--my life is far from picture kitchen floor has a board covering a hole...I have 2 closets that need doors...the stuffing is coming out of my dining room table is a handmedown with 5 mismatched chairs...but I have SOOO much more than most. I think your daughter would consider herself lucky to shed a few sentimental tears at xmas watching its a wonderful life.