I can't believe the holidays are just around the corner. Crap - they are here really. This weekend we will be celebrating our first of three Thanksgivings. Then before you know it we will be out buying a tree, decorating the house, opening presents, and then bringing in a new year. Time really does fly doesn't it?
I am excited about the upcoming holidays, but a small part of me is also dreading the mass chaos of it all especially this year since we will be tackling it with a little one whom we are still getting accustomed to.
Of course I'm also getting caught up in the "What Do I Want?" epidemic that begins around this time of year. Not only am I thinking about presents, but also projects I want to accomplish both before this year is over and when the new year begins.
I've found this year that the "What Do I Want?" thought is followed by a long list of answers and ending with the realization of....seriously - I can't have any of that. The funds are just too tight this go around. The days of instant gratification are definitely over and it's hard to get adjusted to.
I guess it's time for me to start thinking about what all I'm thankful for this year. It is that time of year after all. Isn't it funny how the holiday that's focused on what we already have is followed so quickly and sometimes even overshadowed by the one that focuses on what we want?
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