Monday, November 29, 2010
'tis the season
Best Shot Monday question - how do I keep my wits about me during the holidays? Hmm... well, I focus on others. Like my friend's guinea pigs. The best photo shoot companions ever! They sit still, and love the click of the camera. I plopped them on the dining room table, with the fibre optics Christmas tree as a backdrop, and poof! instant Christmas photo.
I plan out my December to make sure I can fit in as many relaxing evenings with friends as possible. I'm not always hosting, and they're not always hosting. A dinner for four, or an evening with 30 - it's all good just as long as it's easy and fun. I don't do a tree because I don't find it easy or fun. I have a couple evergreens on our property, so I'm good with just leaving them be. Santa Baby can slip the sable directly into my hall closet instead of under the tree. :)
The other things I do are: shop during the rest of the year and wrap & mail before December hits. I have little patience for malls to begin with, and a mall filled with impatient people doesn't exactly fill me with the Holiday Glow. I also have to wrap for extended family so I get it done earlier so I don't start grumbling about it all. As well, I have a lot of clients wanting cards made and photos altered, so I want to leave time open for them too! As for being outside in the wonderous snow, I prefer watching someone else shovel my walkway, and preparing some hot chocolate for him (my Charlie Brown, my husband). I snuggle with my puppy, and sit by a fire (we're lucky enough to have a real wood-burning fireplace!) The more I can stay off the slippy ice & snow the better. Hey, we can't all be Snow Bunnies!
Posted by Michelle at 9:44 AM