Dec 14

a holiday thing

Posted by Nanc

Good Girl Purl of the Purling Ps asked us (the proverbial, internets “us”) to make a list of what makes us happy during the holidays. What can I do but to oblige such a sweet request.

In no particular order…

  • Mailing out holiday cards, despite the self-induced procrastination stress. (And we’re not even making our cards this year!)
  • Receiving Christmas cards. Such happiness our mailbox has ever known!
  • Taking the time to really think of things that will make Matty “squee” with joy.
  • Cold, chilly days and nights. (Um, what happened to those?)
  • Snuggling up with Matty… in public. (This works best when it’s cold, like last week.)
  • Christmas carols that get stuck in my head. (I don’t go to the mall, so I hear a lot less of this than most folks.)
  • The neighborhood brightly lit at night –how cheerful and gay (first definition)!
  • The baking and cooking and nesting feelings that naturally come out in me this time of year.
  • Seeing women and men dressed to the nines for an evening out, even if it’s just the company party.
  • Reflecting on the good times during the year past, and getting excited for the unexpected in the upcoming year.
  • Wearing my hand knits (see the weather comment) and recognizing – and complimenting – such items on strangers.
  • Ooh –and mint M&Ms! (Time to stockpile!)

What makes you happy during the holidays?

As bonus, check out this cute lil’ animation for how to properly open a present here. Maybe you wouldn’t get such a sour reaction in pane #2 if those were hand knit socks! (tee hee – thanks to Mim for the link.)

3 Responses to “a holiday thing”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    What’s this I hear!? Mint M&M’s! Must. Find.

  2. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    i LOVE that’s SO hilarious!

    your list was awesome 🙂

  3. P-la Says:

    wonderful list!

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