Friday, December 26, 2008

Is it over?

The last few days (or weeks, actually) have been somewhat of a blur and this evening marks the end of all the official celebrating and the beginning of my sit down, relax and get back to my knitting time. We've had family here from near and far and a good chance to catch up with the goings on of everyone. Every holiday I struggle with being able to relax and enjoy instead of stress and agonize. I keep thinking if I can just get better organized, it will go easier. And it does, mostly, but I'm a long way from where I want to be. Maybe, (I always think) I'll have it all together next year. Guess it's good to be optimistic.

One of the best things to happen in the last few days was a hike my husband and I took on Christmas afternoon. We decided to hike down to the creek that runs from the back of our farm and it was such a reminder of all the good things about where we live and how lucky we are to live here. We can walk out our back door and in 5 minutes be in a totally different world. Why we don't take the time to do it more often is beyond me. One of the things about living on a farm is that the list of chores never ends. There is always some task we could be working on and the challenge is to take time to enjoy our life, without becoming completely worn out by it. I'll confess that I had to be persuaded to go along yesterday because I thought I had too much to do to get ready for the family get-together today. Once we were down in the creek, all the to-do lists just floated out of my head. It was a wonderful little stretch of breathing space.

I'm confused about what day of the week it will be in the morning, but I really don't think it matters. My plan for tomorrow is to feed my animals and knit---period!

I hope you all had just the Christmas you were wishing for this year!


  1. I'm feeling the same way about Christmas this year. It was fun but I'm glad I can focus on something else for awhile. That hike looks beautiful and a perfect way to clear your buy mind.

  2. I love a good hike, it cures a lot of ailments. Your creek is beautiful and so is your tree.

    I'm glad you had a good holiday. I just finished three straight days of entertaining and cooking at my house for boatloads of family. It is so fun but so much work.

    Today I barely accomplished anything but I did knit, which was great. There were still 12 kids in my house with my kids and their friends. I ignored everything and knitted:)

    Take care, susan