November 16, 2010

Holiday Promenade

Photo by Claudia Meyer    Paris, France

As we round the corner to the busiest, merriest, but also what can be the most unhealthy time of the year, I thought it might be good to remind ourselves to take-it-easy as we start scrambling to prepare for more than a month of putting ourselves in high gear once again.

The seasonal stress of getting it all done is now at our doorstep. Not to mention the lack of time to sleep and exercise, and the constant onslaught of holiday food and cheer- as my physician so perfectly describes as being "a cookie in every corner." I love that.

Aldra, my humorous cyberspace friend on the left coast, has a great post about the Holidaze on her blog Consciously Frugal to help put it all in perspective.

And be sure to get out for a holiday promenade with your buddy or sweetie to take in nature's healing beauty & to remember what life is really all about.

To capture all of Claudia Meyer's splendor click on the photo above.

Ou la la :-)


  1. Thanks for the shout out! Funny thing--last night I told my husband I just wasn't feeling it this year and that I really don't want to buy new stuff for folks, etc. He said, "Oh no. I need you to be excited about Christmas. I'm the only miserable bastard we need in this house. Am I rubbing off on you?" ahahahah He couldn't understand that I wasn't feeling miserable, just...over it. So, I'll fake some holidaze joy just for him. :P

  2. Ha! The older I get the more joyful I am when there is less stuff. I like very practical gifts like maybe a new salad spinner this year perhaps, or maybe a real step outside my back door instead of the cinder block leftover over from the construction project :-)

  3. How funny, I was just talking to one of my daughters about this the other day.
    I told her that when her and her sister were little girls I would spend so much money on buying gifts for Christmas not only for them but for practically everyone I knew.
    I told her I really have changed my feelings about that over the years.
    I love the gift of giving on all levels.
    I just don't feel the need to go to that extreme anymore.
    Giving Love from my Heart to others and showing them in ways that are truly heartfelt is the most important way for me to express the holiday cheer.
    I just had an early Thanksgiving at my home as my daughter from out of state was visiting.
    That was the best kind of holiday sharing love with family during a holiday feast.
    Wonderful post Louise!
    Beautiful Picture!!!