Did you get a chance to read Wednesday’s post? Now you can understand why I was so relaxed. The cabin is like a little piece of heaven on earth. I’m so glad I went. I’ve said this before and I really mean it, it feels like Christmas came early for me.
Now that we’re back home and getting settled into island life again I’m happy I took the time to decorate before I left for vacation. Several of you have asked how I got it all done. I laugh because I was bringing boxes of ornaments down from the attic when most people were passing out Halloween candy. It was a lot of work and totally worth the extra effort.
I usually return home from vacation and my house is a wreck. The front entrance looks like a UPS warehouse. The mail has been stacked so high its fallen off the entry table and scattered on the floor.
Jackets, scarves, gloves and socks typically line the path to the bedroom and the memories of scrambling to get “just one more thing” come flooding back.
That’s been my life after almost every vacation. On cloud nine one minute and feeling the sting of reality the next. It’s enough to put your Christmas cheer in the toilet.
It’s been my goal to enjoy this holiday season to the fullest this year. My deepest hearts desire was to walk into my house and have it be in excellence from top to bottom following vacation.
I wanted to walk through the front door and be able to keep my Christmas spirit. To have my priorities list in working order, my presents on the way and my schedule set to fun.
In the words of Lisa Terkeurst, “Every day we make choices. Then our choices make us.” I’ve decided I’m not waiting until the New Year to start putting my goals into practice.
I’m starting now.
And it feels really good.