I usually try to keep December as 'low key' as possible and not get caught up in all the shopping, parties, baking, cleaning, obligations, etc.
I only have a few people to buy for. And presents are kept small and inexpensive.
I had my two co-workers/friends over for drinks and munchies Thursday evening - Wayne's Office Christmas party Friday - and a fun evening with another couple Saturday.
And then it's always just me, hubby, son and kitty for Christmas. Turkey, Cranberries, Buns, Veggie. No stuffing, no gravy, no potatoes, no salads, no pies, no hours of cooking.
And as it's only us, there's only so clean my house has to be! :)
Last week I received a lovely flower arrangement adorned with a cute little owl from a co-worker / friend from another branch. I can not explain how touched I was by her thoughtfulness.
Baking is done. We each chose one favourite:
- Me - White Chocolate Craisen Peppermint Shortbread
- Wayne - Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
- Kurtis - Skor Cream Cheese Dip
I did not beat myself up that I sent out store bought Christmas cards instead of hand-made ones this year. There just wasn't time. And these pretty little, simple cards were calling my name!
And in the spirit of keeping the month of December stress free and simple - I will be taking a little blog break. I will be back next Monday, just in time for Christmas!
Wishing you a sweet and simple week that makes you smile!