Christmas Eve tidings; an announcement, a piece of news.
I write bearing glad tidings.
This month. It’s flown by, led by Rudolph and his flashing red nose. It’s charged forward heading for the new year like the Polar Express heading for the North Pole. Let’s work backward, shall we?
Christmas Eve Tidings
It’s Christmas Eve. It’s also supposed to be extremely warm tomorrow; I’m okay with this. I don’t need cold temps and snow to feel comfort and joy. This is my first Christmas not working right up until the very last shopper has found the very last must-have item for every person on their list. Or, at least, the best deal from the leftover selection. I’m also okay with this. We are home this weekend, nestled into our quiet cove while it rains off and on. It’s peaceful and slow. I’m SO okay with this as this month, until now, has been a flourish of activity, to do’s, and responsibilities.
Mom & Dad were here last weekend. Twice I’ve seen them this year. Joy. Comfort. They left on my birthday, but not before gifting me a washer & dryer, making two double-batches of mom’s fudge, and crafting up a storm with cocoa and laughter.
Before that, I roped Thom into helping me with an event in Heber Springs. I volunteered us to build a float/ride for the After Dark in the Park: Christmas Edition. It was meant to be The Polar Express ride around Spring Park and as the day drew nearer for us to actually build the thing, I panicked. I’d never built a float on my own before. The actual building wasn’t SO nerve wracking, Thom can pretty much do anything but our limitations (funds, time) had me short of breath. Not to mention: the coldest air of the season rushed into Arkansas and literally took our breath away. We built and painted in thirty degree weather. But. We did the thing, and in the end, I loved it. Every minute. Except maybe that minute that Thom tipped over the paint pan onto his brand new shoes.
Here are my videos of the event. I loved being a part of this community event.
December started out with a rush of activity: Julie’s & Alicia’s Holiday Ornament Party; an all day crafty get-together filled with food, fun, laughter, and friends.
So those are my tidings from December. Along with busy, busy days at work (trying to cram six days worth of tasks into four days) my days were filled with feeling creative, the comfort of family, friends, community and quiet days of home thrown in for balance. I’m very, very okay with this.
Happy Christmas Eve, friends. May your day be filled with merriment and love.