I don't know if it's because of the change in the air- that crisp, cool smell, signalling the first snowfall isn't far off. Or perhaps it's just knowing that as a child, there are special days filled with warm, cozy fires, cups of hot cocoa, holidays spent laughing with family and eating good food, and the thought of Christmas presents arriving from Santa in the near future that make this weekend feel so special to me. I do know that this feeling has been lost on me the past few years.
I blame in on the insufferable heat and confused "seasons" that we have here in East Texas. And also the fact that as an adult, Christmas and holidays in general, have become extremely stressful. But, this year, this year is different. I can feel it. Not only was it a cool and blustery day today, I also smelled it. I smelled Fall. And something more. I can't describe it, but it was as if for a moment I could breathe in all of that joy and excitement I once had as a child.
Perhaps it's because we have decided that we are not going to Ohio for Christmas. That we will be spending it as a little family of four. Just knowing that
|I'm excited for our house to look like this again. :)|
It's in the air... do you feel it?
Are you getting into the holiday spirit? Am I crazy for even writing this post when it's only October?