My Studly Hubby and I are so excited about Christmas that we already made up our Christmas lists and actually started some shopping. Christmas always comes up so fast and furious that you barely have time to get a ham bought from the grocery store these days, so we thought we'd go ahead and get started even earlier than ever and see whether that helps slow things down when the holiday actually hits.
It's been really fun dreaming about all the things we want and going out to buy some things that other people want, but the truth is that it seems like the true way to slow things down is to take a totally different approach. Maybe instead of trying to do more we should try to do less...
So for Thanksgiving we're going to try a minimalist approach. We are staying here in Seattle, doing nothing more than cooking food just for the two of us. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because the two major things going on are food and family, which are two of my favorite things. So this year we'll make some food, and be our own family (a small but mighty family), and revel in a simple kind of holiday spirit.
Can you imagine what Christmas would be like without the usual hubbub and stress? What if the whole world tried doing it that way? Maybe it would be too weird.