Yes this post may be a bit premature, seeing as it is the middle of November. But with the upcoming weeks being increasingly stressful I found this a great escape.
The first snowfall. Which just happened to be today. It is too cold and I really don’t want to leave the house. Plus the fear of crashing my car in the snow has come back, even though I drive every year. But the first snow fall is the first excuse to cuddle up and start hibernating for the following 3 months.
All the baked goods. Even those who can’t bake have to say that they love the excuse to pick up a package of festive cookies because the holiday’s are upon us. I have already baked sugar cookies, shortbread cookies and chocolate muffins, because I CAN.
Hot chocolate. I mean those two words are enough to cause a sensation of excitement for me. In all its variations: Irish, mocha, white, semi-sweet, milk. (**Irish.)
Warm clothing. Sweaters, mittens, hats, fuzzy socks, onesies. All of which encase us in sheaths of cozy and who can deny themselves that?
Decorating. Putting up the Christmas tree and wrapping the entire house in lights is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. Plus, after you get to revel at the amazing job you did. *YAY YOU*
Seeing family (to an extent) I mean I love the beginning of the holidays when everyone is excited that your home from school, but after a week the luster fades and your left with a bunch of angry family members who are ready for you to leave again.
A warm place. I mean, obviously, it’s cold out so most people enjoy staying warm. But everything is better when there’s a fireplace to set the mood. Or candles to create a glow.
Presents. I shamelessly enjoy receiving a present. But it doesn’t have to be extravagant, receiving a letter from someone who cares or a baked good. Sharing is caring and the holiday’s is the best time to show someone you care.
Winter break. The purpose of writing this was to escape the impending school work I will have to do. So of course I look forward to a break for the school to do all the things on my list.
So pull on your fuzzy socks, grab a mug of hot chocolate, cozy up to the fire place and enjoy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on repeat for the next 33 days till Christmas.