Busy, busy, busy…who isn’t busy during these last few days before we discover whether the Mayans were correct or celebrate the end of 2012 and the start of 2013?
Everyone is busy.
At least it seems to be that way.
Last week’s Focus 52 prompt was DECK THE HALLS and, well, I am still decking. It’s not like I have a lot of Christmas Crazy to put up…even if I do. It’s just doing it.
The trees are up…that’s a start.
I have so many favorites that are packed away with all the Big Top’s Christmas Crazy and every year the memories, the laughter, the tears, the warm fuzzy glow-y feeling come rushing out…just as the dust does too when I unpack them all. My favorites are all of them because they are so beautifully steeped with so many memories, laughter, tears and warm, fuzzy, glow-y feelings. But if I were to choose my absolute favorite they would have to be the ones that are unpacked and currently decking the halls of the Big Top right now…and quietly mocking the other treasures still wrapped and packed in Rubbermaid boxes sitting in the front room.
And my number one favorite is the one that was not fashioned by hands of someone who might have lived or is living now under the Big Top.
The one made by a traveler nurse I worked with back in 2002 who fell in love with my baby boy and his family.
The one that represents when our family circus was complete…well, until my first born clown grew up up and had some beautiful babies.
All the handmade treasures, the majority made by my own precious circus act, are out and decking our halls and, well, part of me thinks that is more than enough because they are the best of all the Christmas Crazy that we have collected over the years.
The decking remains in progress, still I can’t help but find myself distracted and relaxed as I look at our big tree covered with my kids’ ornament collections and their hand made creations and think to myself that the decking is complete because my family circus is so wonderful, so lucky, so blessed.
I’m seriously going to keep my focus on that truth no matter how crazy, stressed or overwhelmed this Christmas crazy might make me.
Life is so wonderful.
I am so lucky.
We all are so blessed.