Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas is A' comin

Christmas is up on us and it has not been without any drama! The last couple of weeks have been the most stressful -not TTC related- weeks that I have had in a long time.

I was all geared up for Christmas when it was Thanksgiving, but as the stress increased and the time till Christmas decreased, I found myself more of a scrooge than an elf. In an attempt to counteract that...I have prepared myself for the Great 2009 Bake-Off. Every year Pace and I spend a day in the kitchen baking up a whirlwind of cookies and treats, packing them up and delivering them to friends and family. Tomorrow shall be that day for me.

This year we get to provide "Santa" for Pace's little sister, E. Santa is going to bring her a bike with training wheels this year and probably a baby doll as well. I can't wait to see the look on her face when she sees what Santa has brought her.

I am feeling very homesick this Christmas. We get together with my family every other year for Christmas and this year happens to be the "off" year. This is the year to spend with the in-laws. Pace and I will be hosting dinner for my MIL and our friends K (the one that I wrote about here) and her husband.

I really miss my family though. With everything going on, I would just love to be at home in the safety of the rustic old farmhouse I grew up in and just relax. I would love to go out and wander the fields that I grew up in for hours without every crossing the same path twice. It is so quiet there, so little drama, such an easier way of life....

I'll be home for Christmas...if only in my dreams!!!


Baby Wanted said...

Click your heals dorthy and hopefully you will make it back to Kansas! :)

I know you want to be home, but I also know you will enjoy seeing E's face when she gets her bike! :)

mmmm....I think I gained 5 pounds from all your goodies last year!

thegalwho said...

Honey I hope you manage to find some peace and quietness over Christmas to just be.

May your Christmas be filled with joy and love and may 2010 be the year your dream is realised my friend.

Lotsa oodles of squishy love


♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I am so sorry things are not going the way you had planned. I can understand in a way wanting to be with your family on Christmas, this is my very first christmas away from mine. I hope that the Holidays turn around for you and it becomes a great season to remember. That is super exciting that you guys are going to be playing Santa for E. she is going to love it so much. She has the best big brother and sister in the world. Love you girl

Jeremy and Emily said...

Hey Nichole! I'm really sorry to hear about your job and that you're having a stressful holiday season. Thank you SOOOOO much for the goodies! I'm just sad we weren't home when you delivered them, it would have been nice to see you and Pace. Your treats are already gone by the way! :)I hope you have a merry Christmas!