Five things that are making me happy this Christmas

by DaniGirl on December 23, 2009 · 6 comments

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I have to tell you, I love the (relatively) new category I’ve added of “5 things.” On days like this when I’ve got a handful of half-baked ideas that just won’t come together, or when I feel like chatting with you but can’t get organized enough to assemble a coherent post, I can always crunch them into a ‘five things’ post.

So here we go, five things that are making me happy about this Christmas season.

  1. If it ain’t done by now, it ain’t getting done. I call this my official Christmas tipping point, when the joy of the season and the excitement of anticipation finally eclipse the stress of of planning, organizing, wrapping, baking, and shopping. Time to release my inner child. Yay!
  2. After more than a decade of asking for it, and trying to catch it on TV, I’ve finally got not just one but TWO copies of my all-time favourite Christmas movie, A Christmas Story. I PVR’d it last night on CBC, and my brother burned me a copy of his DVD yesterday. I tried a few years ago to share this with the boys but they weren’t old enough to appreciate it. I’m saving it for a special Christmas Day family viewing. Yay!
  3. It’s super-quiet here in the office (I still *so* love this job, btw), and the crisis that had me and several of my colleagues in a panic for most of the past 24 hours seems to be on its way to being resolved. My dad is on the way for a tour of our broadcast studio and operations, and after this afternoon I’m on vacation until January 4. Yay!
  4. My brother and his family are in town. The kids really love their cousins, and it’s wonderful to have family together at Christmas. They may have to leave a little earlier than anticipated, based on the storm that may or may not happen this Friday and Saturday, but I’m still happy just to have the gang together. Yay!
  5. I really do love Christmas. This year was the most stressful yet as far as preparations go. I had a hard time initially coming up with the perfect gift for everyone, and plans kept shifting on me. But now it’s all good and the boys are excited as the presents begin to pile up under the tree and we’re down to just one or two more items on the advent calendar and it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Yay!

Share the joy, what’s making you happy this holiday season?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber December 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Christmas treats are making me happy. Or, at least, until I’ve eaten enough that they start to make me sad. But it’s worth it while the high lasts! 😉

2 Caroline December 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

That my husband was out playing in the snow for a good 45 mins after the children were cold, wet and bored. Oh, and that we couldn’t get out the street today due to the snow so the farm delivered the turkey to us which meant we stayed home all day and made biscuits for Santa and wrapped pressies instead !

3 colleen December 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Christmas dinner at my house with all the family together…….does not get any better than that.

4 Amy @ Muddy Boots December 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

My comment turned long, so I made a post out of it:

5 Kerry December 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Merry Christmas, Dani!

6 Kim December 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

Oh – I ended up making a post too! Merry Christmas, Dani, and thanks for making me stop and take a look at what’s making me happy this Christmastime!

(Also– I LOVE your picture for today! That’s defintely Etsy-worthy!)

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