Business of Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m swamped heading into Christmas. This wasn’t my plan. My plan, as always, is to be super organized and well prepared. Then life happens.

So this weekend, it is definitely crunch time. We decided to have a homemade Christmas- or at least mostly. This means that all my spare time has been taken up with crafts. I found a great place in London Ontario to source out some elements for soap crafting. Candora Soap ( http://www.candora.ca). I have now made ( look away now if you are in my family!!!!) lip balm, body lotion bars, shaving soap ( not so sure of this one- but it smells awesome!!!), rose soap, and am working on a new batch this afternoon, or I will be when I get off the computer. I even found a recipe for beer soap!

I have also spent lots of time with family and am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks. However, there is something I’ve been struggling with and that’s fake friends. We all have them, they fill up our Facebook, but are they true friends? It seems a bit juvenile, but I guess as I get older, I really value those whom I consider to be my friends. These people take time every once and a while to reach out and say hi, or give a crap about me and mine. So I took the plunge and deleted a few names from my list. It was hard, but freeing. We all have such small amounts of free time, personally, I would rather spend that time with people who give a *(&*%*(& instead of those who just like my status.

So, heading into the holidays, by house smells delightful and, depending on where you are standing, either like rose, bayberry, or bay rum. Our tree is up, and our annual Gingerbread party is done and consumed ( really, I have teenagers, you can’t expect that stuff to hang around 😉 ). The Christmas performance at school is this week, then family celebrations starting next weekend.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, whichever holiday it is you celebrate, and that you have time, despite the business, to enjoy the time with those you are spending it with. Don’t forget to reach out to your friends or neighbours who maybe aren’t as lucky to have people who care about them.

Happy Holidays!