On this, the shortest day of the year, Winter has officially arrived and so have the robins. There are hundreds of them chattering in my yard, gobbling all the purple berries from the camphor tree, digging for worms in the lawn, fighting over the bird bath which is now devoid of water. The robins and I are happy. It is 75 degrees and sunny outside and we're all barefoot.
Tonight, I make the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus, prepare the grocery lists and wrap presents. Wish I had a week all to myself to prepare for the holiday. I've been so busy that no cookies were baked but who says you can't bake the week AFTER Christmas? The house is a wreck but a messy house is a happy house.
I wish I had found the time to keep up with my blog this fall. Autumn is my fave time of year and now it is Christmastime already and where has the time gone? I am so tired of working 10 and 12 hours a day. Calgon, take me away.
Sure would love to put my feet up with a nice cocktail and a cigarette. I quit smoking almost 5 years ago and while I am really proud of that accomplishment, that doesn't mean I don't still want a ciggie, especially when I am stressed out and over-worked and GAWD, I WANT A CIGARETTE RIGHT NOW. Right this very second, I want a PACK of Benson and Hedges. Gimme, GIMME. Ahem. (take a deep calming breath, Flaurella, breathe deeply and slowly)
Instead, I will have a little slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee. Never had time to bake pies this year but the bakery doth provide at times like this. As you can see, I like a little pie with my whipped cream.
I still want a cigarette.
Stress be gone.
Away with you!