Ok, maybe I’m weird, but I’m not at all stressed about Christmas this year. I’ve barely done any shopping, and I haven’t started baking for my family’s Christmas Eve party, but I’m totally okay with that.
Last year, I think I would have been really stressed, but this year is different. Let me explain why!
In 2010, my mom, sister, and I all purchased new homes. Needless to say, none of us are rolling in dough this Christmas (mortgage > presents), but we didn’t want to nix our Christmas morning traditions either. So, the three of us are just buying stocking stuffers for each other this year. Plus, none of us needed more “stuff” in our lives, ya know? Now, I just need to buy a gift for my brother-in-law.
Mal’s side of the family also kept things simple this year. Not everyone is going to be together (the family is split up over three states on two different coasts), so we decided to pick names, which means that I only need to buy one gift for that side of the family. My gosh, it makes life so much easier!
Mal and I also decided not to exchange gifts this year. We just bought a house (mortgage > presents). But, I may or may not have purchased him a special vacation to Las Vegas this April! 😉 That’s a good gift, right?!?
So, that’s why I’m not feeling stressed this year. Taking the gift-giving part out of the holiday has made it much more enjoyable for me! 😀
This morning’s breakfast was a very special treat! Lauren sent me a batch of her homemade Gingerbread Granola, which is the most fabulous granola ever. I absolutely love it! She also sent along the recipe, so I’m excited to make it on my own someday.
I added the Gingerbread Granola to a big bowl of Stonyfield plain yogurt with a few chia seeds sprinkled on top.
I also enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with a splash of eggnog. (I’m really going to miss my eggnog when the holidays are over! 🙁 )
Question of the Day
Are the holidays stressing you out or are you just ready to enjoy them?