I am a big believer in tradition and routine, so I understand that compulsion. So much has changed in my life, though, that there are a lot of things I'm willing to let go of--things that it's a relief to let go of.
So here are my priorities for Christmas:
To be with my immediate family (which of course includes Catherine Bush). To have leisurely time to connect.
|Woo hoo! Child-sized coffee set!|
To eat! This morning I identified the foods that are top priority. If the Christmas meals only consisted of these three things, I'd be delighted and satisfied. My holiday needs would be met.
---My mom's turkey--best turkey in the world, accompanied by a gallon of gravy.
---My grandmother (Nana)'s cranberry salad--LH mercy, I could eat the whole Pyrex full.
---Pecan pie, with unnecessary but delicious whipped cream. Real whipped cream, not from a can.
There you go. Keep that in mind, future holiday planners.
I think that's it. That's what would leave me feeling loved, happy, and full.