Monday, December 6, 2010

Happiness is...

My husband being done coaching volleyball! I know it's not a very long season, but the fall is one of his busiest times for work/travel, and with the kids' activities starting up, well, it makes my life really crazy. I'm so relieved to have him to help run the kids around, especially with icy winter roads.

Something else that makes me happy is our Christmas tree. The lights are so pretty, and it makes the long, dark mornings so bright and cheery. It even seems to make getting up to make kids' lunches more fun. Is that weird? We also have a cute fiberoptic pointsettia tree that I adore. My younger self is totally rolling her eyes for saying this, but I love the sparkle that comes with the season!

One last thing that makes me happy: sleep. Oh, how I love sleep! Mostly because it eludes me. First, it takes forever to get there, and then when I finally pass out, I'm a lousy sleeper. It's pretty annoying. The past couple of nights, though, I've had some great sleep and it's been AMAZING. Maybe it's because I'm finally getting over this nasty cold which has made sleeping even worse than usual for the last week, but who cares? I don't get this kind of rest, so I'll take it! Also, I don't want to be greedy, but I NEED MORE. I could sure get a lot done if I could get more quality sleep!

On that that I've enjoyed some quiet time by the light of the tree, I'm off to chase after some of those ever-elusive quality zzzzzs.



Natalie said...

Mmm, sleep. I miss it.

I love sparkly things around the holidays too.

Melanie Jacobson said...

I hear you on the sleep.

Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

The bulb on our fiber-optic Christmas tree went out yesterday. I'm hoping it will be an easy fix to replace it. Merry Christmas!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Glad you're feeling better, that your hubby is finished with volley ball and that you can enjoy your Christmas tree.

I love just sitting and staring at our tree. Something magical about gazing at the lights and thinking of Christmases past, present and in the future. I love this time of year.

Hope you get more zzzzz.