Today I checked Environment Canada and The Weather Network two times to see if they had posted some sort of "Green Christmas" forecast. I came up empty handed re: any actual predictions, but good news! I just looked outside the window and it's dark but it's snowing! And we're safely into the Christmas season at this point so I should be able to mention this freely without fear of accusation that "it's not December 1st yet" :)
I have a confession to make. Mike and I are starting to save up for a few things which is why you'll understand how guilty I feel about the horrible impulse buy that I let happen today. (Online shopping! It's like you aren't even "buying" things I tell ya. They just magically show up at your door....). It's a giant lime green sweater with a reindeer's face on it. Oh yes I did that. And I'm going to wear the heck out of this thing (granted it gets here in time...).
This is my favourite time of the year. The house feels so much cozier with Christmas decorations spewed about - even though most have been haphazardly placed at best. I've been so tired from work the past two nights that I consider having moved the totes from the basement into the main living area + the setting up of the tree, (complete with two solitary ornaments), to be progress. Here I'm sitting in the comfiest of spots, right next to the tree. And I decided that indeed, this is the best of the seasons. Sometimes at this time of year, it feels a whole lot easier to just sit and take it all in. What is that feeling about? Maybe the glow of our lights and candles? Maybe because it's dark so early and I don't feel particularly drawn to have to go do something with my time? Because if I'm going to be honest, my time right now feels good just standing in place, enjoying these short few weeks when we've got that love for the little bit of light while it's mostly dark outside.