How do I know this? The start of my Christmas season begins with the Eggnog Latte, Starbucks style.
Pure deliciousness, spicy richness, all goodness. I love them. Love them to no end. And when they arrive at my local Starbucks I know tidings of comfort and joy.
I love Christmas. I love the preparations surrounding Christmas and the excitement building up to that day. I love the thought of my boys being so excited they can't sleep. I love being so excited I can't sleep.
This year I'm doing more knitting for Christmas than ever before. There are socks, accessories, hats, and baby sweaters. I have a few things done (check out the sock tally) but am pushing myself to get everything done. Spending so much time making something for the special people in my life is what the season is about. It's about putting something into every stitch. Good thoughts, prayers, memories and love. And I've let go of the need for the recipient to understand that. Especially the non-knitters. It's not about them or how much they like what I make (ok, it's a little bit about that, but not much). It's about me doing this for them, keeping them in mind when I'm making them their gift and really giving from the heart.
So, the countdown is truly on. I've got a lot of knitting to do. Better go get another Eggnog Latte!