Although I'm nearly done with my Christmas shopping (hurray!), I'm having a hard time finding any holiday spirit this year. Instead of enjoying the shopping and decorating, everything seems like a chore that needs to be done instead of being savored or a way to make new memories.
In an effort to find my missing Christmas cheer, I watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Tuesday night while writing out the holiday cards I send out to friends and family. (I've always said it's not Christmas unless we watch Rudolph at least once.) I think it helped a bit. I'm actually looking forward to putting up the tree this weekend. Then it'll be time to start the baking of the numerous types of cookies, sweet rolls, and breads that are given away as gifts and to family members with their gifts.
We had a winter storm this past Wednesday thru this morning with about 12 inches of snow. As much as I hate driving in the snow, I'm hoping the "winter wonderland" look will also help me find my less than enthusiastic holiday spirit.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or spiritless, or are you loving the season?