Friday, November 28, 2008

spt - holiday feng shui

did you enjoy your Thanksgiving? did you get enough dessert? have you washed the dishes? walked off those extra calories?

yes?? good. now take a deep breath, because... here. comes. Christmas!

something about Thanksgiving falling late this year has me feeling very Christmas-y much earlier than i normally do. i have my cards already. i created my Snapfish book of holiday memories. i've been listening to holiday music since September (well, okay, there was a reason for that!) the sewing machine has been humming and the craft paint is drying.

i have two parades coming up. and three vocal performances. and Advent wreath making. and two company parties. and Little Christmas Eve to prepare for. so, what i'm saying is, no matter that i feel like i have a little bit of a head start: i have no doubt that december will bring it's own chaos!

you, too?

i don't want spt to add to the chaos. quite the opposite - i hope to continue to enjoy it throughout the holidays. to be able to find those moments throughout the season where i choose to be still. the challenge for us this month will hopefully give us an excuse to remember to care for ourselves while we are busy creating amazing holiday memories for all.

take deep breaths. channel your chi. don't sacrifice the small, still moments. enjoy them! and photograph them!

tuesday, december 2 love
tuesday, december 9 joy
tuesday, december 16 comfort
tuesday, december 23 joy
tuesday, december 30 hope

enjoy the season!


Marie said...

That sounds like a very cozy SPT assignment.

michelle said...

Yet another brilliant assignment. I may well need an assignment to make me find the stillness, and I want to, I do!

Jill said...

Great job with these assignments, I'm sure it will make for another magical month of self-portraits!

Sandy said...

you sound very very busy girl! enjoy!

Ann said...

Wonderful ideas...I'm looking forward to experimenting.
*Are you sure there are enough days in the month of December to finish your To Do list? WoW. Calgon!

carlo said...

how do you do it?

no, really!

how do you do it??????

You are Amazing... (yes, capital A intentional)

Amanda :-) said...

Yikes, I'm scared for you with all that stuff to do. I know you'll do it, though... :-D

I've listened to a tiddly bit of Christmas music, but I'm trying not to spoil myself with it. I'm listening to a lot of Classic FM radio. They're playing a lot of classical guitar, which is quite seasonal but not in an overtly Christmassy way. It still makes you want to cozy up. And I'm listening to a lot of Einaudi. Do you know him? That's v.relaxing! By the sounds of your schedule, you might need a bit of Einaudi in your life! Good luck with it all!

The monkey bunch said...

One thing I always tell myself, but don't always do is to remember the reason for the season and enjoy my family. This may help remind me every Tuesday. LOL

Alisha said...

The sewing machine has been humming and the craft paint is drying?? Already? You've had a productive few days! Good for you! I stamped some cards on Friday night, and did some shopping, but I still gotta pull out my festive tunes.

Nice ideas for SPT. I *hope* I do it this month! ;)

PS--your Little Christmas Eve sounds like such a fun idea.

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carlo said...

checking back to see assignment for tomorrow and again, struck by how brilliant you are!


Janiece said...

what a wonderful Idea...and to start with Love...yep, that is how it all started.
Merry Christmas

Chris said...

Love the ideas! Perfect for the Christmas-y season. :-)

Cecilia said...

Brilliant! I'm so excited!!!!

Rachel said...

Very appropriate! I look forward to SPT all month!!