I Wish I Were Here

I wish I were here.

I wish I were sitting here with my twin girls and a cup of hot chocolate.

If I were sitting here I might be inspired.

Inspired to read “A Christmas Carol” or make gingerbread cookies (which, if you know me, would be a great inspiration indeed).

Inspired to wrap packages with ribbons and bows.

Inspired to learn to play the guitar and start with “Jingle Bells.”

As I read blogs yesterday….all over blogland people were sitting by the fire and knitting and showing pictures of beautifully wrapped packages.  There were pictures of delicious treats and tables that were ready for guests.  It seemed like all of my fellow blog friends were calmly sitting down to a cup of tea.

Ready and waiting for Christmas to arrive.

Not me.

Not here.

You see, I’m so far behind and I’m worried I’m not going to catch up.

My list is too long and the time is too short.

But I’m going to try.

Even though, in my heart I’m wishing I was just sitting here.

Waiting for Christmas.

PS  I just added a facebook page if you want to follow along.  It’s listed as Thistlewood Farm.

17 thoughts on “I Wish I Were Here

  1. I wish I were there, too. So much to be inspired by at your place as always. Do what you can and then just cry “uncle” and enjoy what’s been done. There’s always next year. Have a Merry Christmas! Patty

  2. I would want to sit and stay in this room too! I love chocolate and pink together! The tree is fabulous! A dream room for your twin girls! Yikes, twins! That will keep you really busy, but I know they’re so much fun! Take care and put a little time in there to sit and have a cup of hot chocolate in one of your lovely rooms! Merry Christmas!

  3. Sweet tree~ I am not behind but amazed how trashed my house is! It was so clean and festive last week and now there are piles of wrappings, crafts, laundry etc. That is what I am doing today…cleaning and laundry. I have twin nephews that are 10.. mixed with my eight year old they are nuts! I hope you get everything done in time, I am sure you will!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas in your beautiful house with your sweet family~~
    Bristol

  4. My darling girl, you are NOT alone. I’ve been sitting crocheting, but that’s DOING something. Ha! All the best as you scurry onward. Hope that you’ll wish me the same.

  5. Hi Karianne,

    Your Daughters bedroom is so sweet, they must have a ball in there. Our girls had a little table set just like yours. Well I’m off to start my Christmas wrapping, lock myself in the Den and be done with it!! A marathon wrap…put the Christmas music on…
    Merry Christmas!
    All the Best,
    Christine

  6. What a beautiful bedroom! Don’t fret. I am still racing along to complete everything on my to do list too. Today is actually Christmas Eve for my family since my husband has to work on Christmas Day. So, I actually lose a day to get ready! We’re celebrating early. I always feel a sense of relief when the calendar reads 12/26! Ha!

  7. That would put certainly put anyone in the mood to relax and finish! It’s alright if you don’t get everything done. In the end the only thing the people around you care about is you. Not the food, or the presents, or the decorations. It’s about spending time with the people you love! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

    Merry Christmas,
    Meg

  8. Bless you, my dear. Do what you can and let the rest go, and have a peaceful time with your husband and twins. How fun to have twins.
    Remember, Homemade cookies are not a requirement, nor are tons of gifts, but a peaceful and contented mommy is.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  9. We met our son and grandson for breakfast this morning at IHOP. Then I ran by my office to pick up work to bring home. Next stop was Sam’s Club.

    The boys are coming here later today. I promised we would bake some goodies together. I opted for an easy dinner for tonight – pizza.

    Don’t worry. You’ll get everything essential done, and it will all be wonderful.♥

  10. I wish I was sitting there with you! You ate not alone in your catching up to do…I’ve got plenty to be done still. Whatever ends up getting done will be a Christmas Miracle! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!
    I will be sure to join you on FB – I have a page too if you are interested, there’s a link on my sidebar…
    XO,
    Stacey

  11. Good gosh o’mighty…if I thought it wouldn’t scare the h** out of Blogland, I would post a photo of how I look this morning…..then, how my KITCHEN looks….then show you the rug in the dining room where I’ve been wrapping packages….then the bathrooms, mirrors and all…..then the entry floor where dried leaves blow in every time we open the door…..
    NOOOOOOO, I am not sipping tea….not by a long shot….in fact, I am so dayum tired just THINKING of it all that I think I’ll go have a nap.
    Take heart, dear one….you WILL get caught up and even if you don’t do EVERYthing you wanted to do…it will be a fabulous Christmas for you and yours.
    xoxo bj

  12. Hello, precious new friend… Thank you for stopping by jazzy jennis world, and for the sweet comment you left…. it made my day!

    I love your blog. Wow! it’s so creative, and you have a unique perspective on things…

    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Jenni

  13. The past few months I have been reminded of a very valuable lesson: BE HERE NOW. Be fully present in the moment, with all your senses. Enjoy the LITTLE THINGS. Life is made up of millions of sweet little things. Looking back at my own childhood, I couldn’t tell you what gifts I received each year, what we ate, what type of china (or disposable plates) we may have eaten on or if someone’s home looked “stylish” or attractive. What I DO remember is that my favorite people were together as much as possible, eating, laughing and playing. The other details were incidental. The memory of being loved and loving is the main thing I remember. Some years are more together than others, and the “off” years help us appreciate the years when things are extra special, so in that way, they are valuable. Know that whatever you do, it is just right – just as it should be. 🙂
    Merry Christmas!
    -Revi

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