Snowflakes have been falling from the cold sky. Christmas music playing. Charlie Brown's adorable tree on the screen. Thoughts of the perfect gift for those I love swirling around in my head.
You'd think with all of this I'd be knee-deep in Christmas spirit. That's hard to do this year. I have a beautiful tree. But it still sits in a bucket on my front porch, where my sister and her husband left it a week and a half ago.
Christmas isn't Christmas without sitting in the dark watching the twinkling lights. Preferably with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, a touch of peppermint schnapps, and a cute boy.
This year there has been time for none of it. Not only that, but the outdoor lights I actually managed to get up before the snow started falling stopped working.
It's just not been my year.