For some reason, I think that hot chocolate always sounds better than it actually is when you make it at home. Anyone else think so? At least, that’s how I felt the other night when I had a huge mug of it while wrapping presents! It wasn’t creamy enough, didn’t have any marshmallows (we were all out), and kept getting cold.
Some things just always look or sound better than they actually are. Take wrapping presents.. The thought of curling up next to the fire with tons of presents to wrap with Christmas music playing in the background is so appealing.. until you’re halfway through and realize you don’t have enough paper, tape, or forgot to get 3 presents for that second-cousin-of-your-mom’s-brother-twice-removed…well, you get it.
My point here is not to bring negative attention to things most of us love doing, especially around Christmas. Even if my hot chocolate was cold and my Christmas play list ended before I finished wrapping presents, they’re both festive things that everyone does this time of year.. and in some secret way, enjoys them. Maybe being with your entire family sounds like chaos to you, but secretly you know you really enjoy every second of that chaos.
Now we have found ourselves waking up to Christmas Eve- yay! I never have really thought of Christmas Eve as an entire day- somehow the day is always filled with finishing baking and cooking for the night’s festivities and Christmas day. Plus, “Eve” just feels like night time, doesn’t it? (see, there’s another thing that feels a certain way, but “isn’t”.)
Today’s’ forecast includes finishing up the baking and cooking, like always, & then preparing for a lovely night of family and food. (two of my favoooorite things!) I’ll admit I still have some wrapping to do, don’t judge! We always make too much food and then eat too much food and then have too much food left over- but no one really cares or even sometimes notices. Tonight, my family and I will spend Christmas Eve at my aunts house, complete with dinner, drinks, presents..the whole enchilada (errr, maybe I should say lasagna since we’re Italian, hehe)
Oh, and nope, no snow today in that forecast. But possibly tomorrow, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a beautiful White Christmas!
On that note, I want to wish each and every one of you beautiful and faithful readers a lovely Christmas that you will enjoy! Remember what is important and to be thankful for everything that you really do have.
Happy Christmas Eve!