Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just get started

I have a problem.... I procrastinate..... I even procrastinate procrastinating... so... I guess that means I never get anything done. So as I start this blog I am hoping to be more motivated to get moving. I have been reading some books lately about Pioneer woman and what it took to be just that. Wow... Working from sun up to long into the night. Growing your own food and making due with what you had. They must have been extremely creative and stretching each an every penny to make it go even farther. If they made it with so much less that I have then so can I. So as the holiday season approaches I am working towards a better holiday not more money spent, but better family values. I think it is high time I determined what our family's traditions are for the holidays. So you if you have any favorite holiday memories please share them with me.

"At last she understood the true lesson of the Christmas Quilt, that a family was an act of creation, the piecing together of disparate fragments into one cloth-- often harmonious, occasionally clashing, and discordant, but sometimes unexpectedly beautiful and strong. Without contrast there was no pattern, as Great-Aunt Lucinda had taught her long ago, and each piece, whether finest silk or faded cotton, would endure if sewn fast the others with strong seams-- bonds of love and loyalty, tradition and faith." The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about needing to get organized. The one and only Christmas tradition our family has is to eat Mexican food the night before Christmas. It stems from when my Grandfather used to work in a largely Hispanic region and would get food as gifts from his employees.