Thank you all so much for the beautiful comments you left on all my wedding posts. I am so grateful to have readers that are so into details. Not a single thing went unnoticed by you. You are wonderful, wonderful friends.
So now that the wedding has come and gone in a split second it's on to the holidays right? The last couple of days I've found myself getting angry while driving because the traffic has been so ridiculous. It's not even Thanksgiving and the shopping centers are packed and it seems as if the worst drivers in the world are on the loose. The Canadians have it right putting Thanksgiving in early October. It's all just too much.
So in an effort to dial it way back I'm swearing off any and all retail centers for the holidays. I will go to the market and will make a trip to the yarn store but that is it. I don't know of any other way to avoid the crowds and the marketing b.s. I think my family will be okay with knit scarves for Christmas. They are all grown and really need nothing so a handmade present will be nice. Anything home baked is good too.
The image I chose for this post really says it all to me. What else is needed? A little food, a few friends or family and you are set. I really think pulling off a wedding for 100 people in just 2 weeks really put things into perspective for me. How much hype is put into the planning of things? How much hype is put into making things perfect. I've fallen for it for years myself. I'm ready for a change, are you?