You’re busy! I know you are, because I am too. In fact, I’ve been too busy to blog for a few weeks. It’s the party, Christmas program, and concert season and in our house it’s also basketball season. So as we fly from one event to another, I try to squeeze my Christmas preparations in between other things. The other night, I fell asleep in my chair and woke up later still holding my crochet hook and yarn from the gift I had been working on. Another day, I brought my crochet bag with me to a basketball game to work on a gift while I was waiting for 40 minutes between dropping off my son and the start of the game. A fellow parent, a man of course, said, You’re too young for crochet.”
I’m not sure how he knew this crochet age rule when I’ve lived 40 years without hearing such a thing. When I told him I’d been crocheting since I was twelve, he followed it up with, “Well, at least you’re too young to be bringing it out in public! It’s something to do at home. And, old ladies make a lot of useless stuff and doilies.”
My fingers still flying on the yarn, I kindly explained that my hats and slippers would not be useless gifts. I wasn’t feeling overwhelming Christmas kindness in my heart at that moment, but it was somewhat funny.
You’re much too busy to hear any more stories, so as I close today, I’ll keep it short and simple (K.I.S.S.). In fact, over the next 2 weeks, I’ll send nothing but a few Christmas, short and simple messages to keep you encouraged during the holidays.
Today’s K.I.S.S. 
Find some time to relax this weekend and focus on friends and family more than on food and fretting.
Christmas Blessings,


What are you doing to keep things simple this holiday? Share your comments below.

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