I truly cannot even believe that it's already Christmas. This season has flown by this year - more so than even other years in the past. Does it just go faster and faster the older you get?
We don't even have snow here in North Dakota yet! Sure we've had a few flurries, but the temps have been so warm that they melt away as fast as they're falling. I can't even remember the last time we didn't have a white Christmas. I'm honestly kind of hoping for a little snowfall over the next 24 hours so we can have a pretty blanket of white, instead of the tannish-brown color that grass seems to be at this time of year.
And we don't even have our Christmas tree up this year - aaaand we just finished shopping last night so there are absolutely no wrapped presents...yet. Thank goodness today is a short work day so I can get wrapping done this afternoon... just in time for the wrapping paper to be torn off, I guess. Maybe nobody would notice if I just slapped a big bow on the outside of the Scheel's bag? :)
Speaking of work, this is the first year ever that I've worked (or really done anything) on Christmas Eve. And yes I do realize how spoiled that makes me sound. After finishing school I taught for 2 years (i.e. there was a whole week and a half of doing nothing around the holidays) and the past 2 years I've had Christmas Eve off. Now i guess it's time to grow up and go to work like the majority of the adult population.
Even though Christmas completely snuck up on me and I've been one of the most last-minute people ever this year, there's something about this season. It's not the Christmas cookies, different renditions of O Holy Night, or homemade Bailey's - although, let's be honest, ya gotta have that stuff, too. It's about believing and being grateful for this beautiful life. I hope you have a Merry Christmas with your families!