I am vigorously downing my coffee and still trying to get back into the swing of things. It’s that time of year when things begin to race at me at a startling pace, but I am determined to remain calm and just enjoy every moment. I am determined not to burn the candle at both ends this year. I have a pretty good plan.
Recently my friend commented that I seem amazingly calm considering all that has been heaped onto my plate this year. I am learning that most of the things I tend to get worked up over, really are not that important (especially when it comes to Christmas). Influence the things you have control over and let God handle the rest. It’s all anyone can do… and it works.
My little Lovey will only be 2 at Christmas time once. And I want to savor it. Peanut and Ladybug are old enough that they will remember the magic of this Christmas well so fostering lasting traditions is high on my priority list.
Mostly, its about time. People will make time for what’s most important to them. And making memories with my sweet family is just that. Very important.
I am having an Intentional Christmas.
And it will be orchestrated to the tune of music. Some of my best Christmas memories are eternally tied to the songs which seemed to be only background music at the time. I have fond memories of decorating our tree, stringing lights and baking sugar cookies to the the rhythms of my father’s classic Christmas records. Yeah, that’s right… vinyl. (Sad to think that my children have no earthly what idea I am talking about.)
I am a sucker for good music. Especially Christmas music. And it’s pretty cool when you can get it free. Not too long ago I posted about Amazon.com‘s free monthly mp3 list. (You can read about it here: Music To My Ears.) As Christmas approaches, they are rolling out even more free holiday tunes.
My iPod is going to love me.
Here are some of my favorite Christmas songs available at Amazon.com right now:
Blue Jeans & Coffee Beans.