Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Second Sunday Of Advent

I've been to Michael's twice in the past week which means that my studio is now packed with floral supplies. My work tables are covered with bits of polysilk florals and there does appear to be glitter everywhere.

A girl's gotta have a hobby.

Today I started decorating out front. The wreath is up, as are a few smaller floral pieces and our new Holiday banner. (It's a Lynn Bywaters design of an angel with a lion and a lamb that I just love.) The colours ended up being all reds and golds and the effect is quite festive - even with all of the grey rain.

This time of the year is all about preparation. Getting ready for the Holidays, winterizing the car, pruning the shrubbery and preparing for the long, cold season ahead.

Still, with all of the preparations, it can be hard to remember to take the time to simply enjoy ourselves and appreciate the beauty of this season for its own sake.

It can also be hard to take the time to care for and nurture ourselves. That's probably why so many of us end the year in the cough and cold aisle at Walgreen's!

We need to be good to ourselves. If we lose touch with ourselves, how can we hope to connect with other people and with the rest of Creation?

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