Monday, December 10, 2007

Girl Time

December was starting to get to me. Don't get me wrong, I love all things Christmas and the special times shared with family and friends baking, eating, and shopping...the whole shebang. But I would be lying if I said that I cherish every moment leading up to Christmas day. December is such a hectic month, each day becoming shorter than the last. And just so you know, real life and non-holiday issues don't pause and wait for a better time to interrupt and put a cramp in your holiday spirit. Real life creeps in, gets under your skin, grabs ahold and doesn't let go. What's a girl to do?
Call (or email) another girl (or two) and make time to let loose...that's what!

Two of my oldest, dearest friends and I put Christmas on hold and got together for some seriously needed girl time. We laughed, we cried, we drank. We went to Starbucks, then to a bar, then had a slumber party. Just what the doctor ordered! And guess what? When it was all over, Christmas was still coming, and real life was still right there waiting. But somehow it all seems much easier to tackle today.

And just because I am missing my mom horribly this month:

Her birthday is coming up later this week, and I still can't imagine what Christmas will be like without her. My dad and I will be putting up her tree later today, and I'm hoping that will help us to feel her spirit around us for the holiday even more.