Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Descent into the Holiday Maelstrom

I'm sorry, everyone. I got captured. I sailed into the torrid waters of the Midwestern Triangle once again this year. You know the one: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The ones that suck you into a death grip of sugar, stress and over-stimulation.

But it's done! DONE! And you know what? Even with all the craziness, I still managed to celebrate Yule with my husband and friends. It wasn't huge, or even very long, but it was so peaceful and fun. I went to a solstice bonfire, created a Yule log centerpiece, had traditional solstice Papa John's pizza, and wrapped up the night with a winter wishes spell and several Monty Python sketches. 

This was the first year I really tried to focus on Yule over Christmas prep. And you know what? It was one of the most relaxing holiday times I've ever had. 

So yes, the New Year is coming up and soon I'll be docking back to reality and writing again. There will be photos. There will be jokes. There will be random Pagan historical discoveries (I've been reading books NOT published by Llewelyn this winter.). And there will absolutely be crafting experiments - both successes and fails. 

Merry Yule, Happy Ongoing Hanukkah to any Jewish buddies out there, Merry Late Christmas (breath, the chaos is over!), and Happy early New Year!
Interesting. A "Holiday stress" search gives me nothing but Xmas photos...