Do you ever feel like the calendar keeps moving faster than you do? I'm the kind of person that likes a certain amount of time to be quiet and reflect--especially at the end of one year and beginning of the next. Instead, the calendar is over two weeks ahead of where I am mentally. Quiet reflection time is hard to come by these days. Henry has around 250 words now and is very interested in asserting his opinion (usually "no") and he's also busy running and trying to jump). When I feel surrounded by daily to-do list items, it is hard to take a deep breath and look at the big picture. Every night I'm going to bed after midnight even when I feel like it should only be 10:00pm.
Hmmm.... Rereading that last sentence makes me wonder if I need to catch up on some sleep first. And take some deep breaths.
In the meantime, know that I'm grateful for this space to express myself and for the opportunity to hear from you. I treasure the comments and feedback here. I'll leave you with my favorite image of the holiday season. This is Henry "helping" with the cookie baking.