I am really trying to immerse myself in the holiday spirit and not worry so much about R right now. So, I went all out decorating the house. I even accomplished one of my long time goals of putting our large 30 year McDonalds happy meal toy collection onto a tree, it looks great and was really fun to do.
I am watching all my favorite Christmas movies. I actually snuck out of work the other day and went to see "Black Nativity", which was so good. I was the only person in the theater and it was nice to cry and eat my popcorn by myself.
I have been enjoying some "retail therapy" buying and wrapping presents for the family. Tonight I went to the grocery store and found the white chocolate covered oreos that are hard to find, score!
I am listening to the Christmas music I love everywhere I go.
Under the tree is a lovely wrapped box for me with a fabulous, funky pink coat (and matching beret) which will be perfect for jeep riding. A pair of gorgeous boots that I have been wanting should be delivered any day.
At my work we have a coworker who is struggling financially to provide Christmas gifts for her grandsons she is raising. We took up a collection for cash and I was in charge of decorating her office and getting her some gifts. It was so good to focus on someone else and not my worries for a little bit.
I am also enjoying my religious community. I find comfort in services and being around others who are of my faith. I have always loved the wonder and excitement of Christmas. Watching my grandkids excitement over simple things like lights and candy canes is priceless. I am focusing on PEACE and JOY! Most days it is working.
Happy Holidays to ALL!!!!!