All the turkey & dressing leftovers are gone.
The pumpkin & pecan pies are just a memory.
And, look what arrived with a bang --
That's right -- 23 days and counting.
At our house -- the tree isn't up -- the gifts aren't wrapped -- and, I'm already at least 4 batches of cookies, 5 pajama pants, and 2 felted tote bags behind. But, it will all come together (and, what doesn't get done won't matter in the end).
Over the next three weeks, I'm going to cherish this holiday rush of activities and projects -- and, be thankful for my many blessing and the 'gift' that is the true reason for this season.
Note: video captures the lighting ceremony in the Plaza -- Kansas City, Mo.