Merry Christmas, my sweet friends! This is the last Friday of the year and I couldn’t skip today’s cozy post despite the holiday. Each Friday I gather up joyful memories from the week and share them here.
The kids are still snuggly sleeping this morning, thankfully. It’s been a busy week – cooking, cleaning, wrapping, Christmas movies. Last night, the tiny little voice in my head started whispering that I hadn’t done enough to make the season special, that it’s almost over and I’ve ruined it all. But of course, there’s always next year to try to get it right. So I decided to turn on the Ghostbusters marathon on BBC America and ignore that voice.
Since having children, Christmas has become a difficult day. Trying to keep everyone happy and fed, managing nonsensical meltdowns, keeping the day moving, cleaning up about a bazillion messes, directing traffic. It’s a day of work and not a ton of joy for me, frankly. But I’m looking forward to tonight because my new little ritual is to watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Netflix after the kids get tucked into their beds. That movie is totally for me: it’s WWII, it’s cozy, there are typewriters and flowers and notebooks and tea and knitted sweaters. So when things become overwhelming today, I’m going to close my eyes, picture myself on the couch with hot cocoa and chocolate pie, and watching the movie. There is joy!
I hope you all have a wonderful and cozy weekend, whether or not you celebrate Christmas. I’ll plan to be back here on Monday morning with a look into my notebook. I hope you all have a peaceful and safe weekend!