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The spirit

By Tara Zandra | December 23, 2013

Really enjoying the holiday season this year. It’s the first time all year that I’ve felt relaxed and not really stressed about anything. Perhaps having all the crap this year has made me appreciate a bit of boring normalcy and realize not everything is that important.

Or maybe I’m getting too old to give a shit. Either way, I’ll take it.

We’ve caroled, we’ve made a ton of goodies that we gave away, we spent an entire weekend at Disneyland and stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel. We’ve added homey decorations to the usual stuff and watched a lot of Christmas shows. We’ve played Christmas music so much that I actually think I’m a little tired of it.

All in all, I think I’ll be really sad when it’s over- I’m in no hurry.

But I’m also excited as all get out for everyone to get their gifts. I think I’ve picked some good ones this year for Chris and the girls. Got a good one for my father-in-law and sister-in-law as well (at least I think so).

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and for the first time since 2005, Chris has to work. But he only has to work a half day and since he goes in super early, he’ll be off super early. I’m planning brunch and there will be goodies throughout the day. Eventually we’ll head to my in-laws’ for the evening.

Christmas Day will be a tad different as my mom and sister went out of town (the nerve!). But that just means it will be a slower day and I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.

Love is all around, as is the Christmas Spirit.

Obligatory shot of the ferris wheel reflecting in Paradise Bay.


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One Response to “The spirit”

  1. Melyssa R Says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Loved your creative Christmas card which came today!! I’ve never seen one like it! Happy Christmas Eve! We are going to see the Hobbit at 6. Then coming home to have quiche, salad, munchies, and one gift each and a xmas movie.