Good Tidings to You

It’s holiday season, for better or worse.  I do love it though it’s wildly stressful – the overeating, the overspending, the too much togetherness.  I’m a natural introvert.  I don’t mind being alone.  After awhile of being at a party or in a crowd I get tired, overwhelmed.  I’m not very good at listening to the tiresome anymore.  When I cared what others thought of me I was a much nicer person, way more likely to indulge the pedantic.  Not that every conversation I have has to be earth shattering deep and spiritually enlightening, hardly.  I love to laugh and stupid humor is my favorite.  Things in my live are serious enough. 

Last night I had my first party of the season and tonight is another.  Between parties and group dinners and family get togethers it’s a long month for someone who’d rather be at home.  It’s only once a year and it does tend to bring out the best in most of us.  It is the season of hygge.  I’m embracing it as I always do even though it sometimes feels like wearing a heavy coat in summer.  My kids are getting older and soon they’ll be out the door.  And I am getting older and I guess I’ll be out a different door (hopefully not soon).  I need to gather up these moments in my arms like a pile of autumn leave and enjoy them while I can.  Things are fleeting.

The advice to live in the moment and embrace the now is never an easy one to follow.  But I’m making 3,000 calorie a glass eggnog tonight and I’m looking forward to drinking it with some longtime friends and laughing about whatever, knowing I’ll be home soon enough.   

Published by miasotowrites

Wannabe Writer Tired Mother Aspiring Slacker

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