Monday, December 21, 2015

Come, Christmas

I'm not sure about you, but this Christmas elf is ready to hang her stockings and enjoy the holiday!

I have been nonstop sewing/crafting/baking/knitting and making for a week. Hats, scarves, rose petal bath soak, herb salts, handmade soaps (like the oat and raw honey, above), cookies, breads, needlepoint gifts and photo coasters. Yesterday I had three projects working, and would toss one aside when I get stuck or frustrated or sick of looking at it, only to pick up another project and resume it. (Does anyone else do this?) But I'm beginning to see an end in sight. Everything MUST be wrapped by Christmas Eve morning, so the race is on. Oooof.

Not to be outdone, each of the three nonprofits I either run (or am an officer of) decided that this week would be a great week to meet. Do what? I feel like a magic Christmas ninja suddenly. Need an Excel treasurer's report for the beekeeper's association? Sure! Passing out 150 hats and gloves and blankets to the homeless? Absolutely! Want me to file nonprofit corp articles for a state I don't live in by Christmas? No problem. 

Come, Christmas. Come with your sit down-ed-ness and peace and hot chocolate and twinkly lights and food and... chairs. I've never needed you as badly as I do this year. Come, Christmas, come.

Wishing you rest and peace this week, friends. -Brin


Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I know the feeling of busy-ness and rush... with a longing for Peace and Rest.
I hope you have a wonderful time of rest this Christmas with your family, hubby and your Savior!
Merry Christmas!

Gail said...

Merry Christmas, I hope the warmth of your new home cuddles you and chases your cares away for the season.

Adrienne said...

Have a wonderful Christmas is your new home, Brin. Enjoy every minute of sit-down-edness! I am looking forward to some of that, too. It's a busy season and sitting down with my sweetheart and dear, little ninety-two-year-old mother is the most important way to spend the day we celebrate our Savior's birth. Sending hugs to you and looking forward to sharing more of your story in the new year ahead.

Rebecca said...

Wishing you a peaceful, quiet, and restful Merry Christmas Brin. And, may I just say, I am so glad you are back to blogging. Your writing is beautiful.

P.S. I do hope you will write a post on how you made your honey soap. And maybe put a few bars in your shop? Happy Christmas!

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Betty said...

Merry Christmas to you and your hubby! Wishing you peace and joy during this wonderful season!

rachel said...

Have a wonderful christmas, Brin xx