Lately I’ve been a very busy gal.  With the holidays right around the corner HERE I find myself with very little time to sit and think, let alone relax or enjoy the season.  The baby is 14 months old now, and although he has no clue what Christmas or Hanukkah is, he is enjoying the decorations, tree, and candles.  He seems to be a big fan of wrapping paper and curly ribbon, so he’s bound to have a great time in the upcoming week.  Kidlette is really getting into the spirit of giving this year and went shopping at the school Santa sale for the family.  (Kind of scary what a 7 year old thinks is a good gift for each of her grandparents.)  Of course the poor kid is sick now with a head cold, and I did the very best I could to patch her up and send her to school for the last day and half before winter break.  I really need to slow down these last few days before Christmas (and the start of Hanukkah) and take a good look at how my kids see the holiday, and relive a little childhood wonder myself.

It’s been *BAKING* *CLEANING* *BAKING* *ERRANDS* *BAKING* *SHOPPING* (yes, we did a lot of baking, but we seemed to have eaten most of it already) nonstop for weeks now.  Christmas Eve dinner is at our house this year, and I still have a lot everything to do to get ready.  My family celebrates Wigilia, which has a lot of traditions that I can’t wait to pass onto my own kids.  Of course as a teen I remember sneaking out after dinner and before midnight mass to McDonald’s for hamburgers, but that’s all part of the memories.  My husband is in charge of teaching the kids about Hanukkah and this year Kidlette is really interested in the why of everything.  Have to love that!

On top of all this holiday craziness, my home business is taking off and I’m positioning myself for a strong 2009.  As long as I can keep on top of things through the holidays I should be fine.  PS – If you are interested in buying pure, safe, and beneficial skincare, health, wellness, and beauty products at wholesale prices, I’m offering membership for free until the end of December (check out my store for more information).  Of course that has added a flurry of business to my already busy time of year, but it’s my gift to Arbonne fans everywhere!  I really get a kick out of brand new customers that call me up raving about the order they just received.  Most times I get yelled at for not introducing them sooner.  SORRY!

So what are you up to this holiday season?  Crazy wacky time or cozy relaxed time with family?  How do you celebrate the holidays?  When do you open gifts?  Who’s house do you wreck?  How do you unwind afterward, or stay sane during?

However you celebrate, I wish you all love, prosperity, health, and peace in the coming year.  Thanks so much for reading along in my life’s journey on this blog.  THANK YOU FRIENDS!

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