Monday, December 15

round and round i go





i am thinking of you guys, i hope you are not feeling overwhelmed. how is your holiday prep going, do you get nervous or discouraged are there things you wish could be different?..or is it going okay, or even great! do you have bags to pack or guest rooms to set up, have you bought your gifts or made them...are you like me it does'nt feel like christmas without snow? do you have a secret wish...?

22 comments:

karina Manghi said...

I just want a peaceful Christmas, I have not bought anything yet, here is summer, kids just finished school and
in January and February almost nobody works here so everybody has to finish lots and lots of things.

shill said...

beautiful captures nadia!!!

Stephanie said...

All our snow just melted away in the past few days. I'm feeling quite disappointed. It's not really christmas without a snowy white world outside my window.
I've still got to wrap my gifts. Brown paper packaging and string sits on the table waiting for me. We've started our holiday baking though. That always helps get me in the spirit of the season.
I do have a secret wish... (nobody knows) I'm hoping to begin learning spanish soon. We're taking a trip next year and I'd love to have a bit of the language understood.

heidi said...

Love the photo of the berries in water.

We just got snowed-in (iced-in) so I don't know when I'll be able to get to the Post Office to mail gifts to my family!

I haven't decorated the house yet and I'm not sure why I'm procrastinating.

Claire said...

Christmas means beach and sunshine for me. I buy and make presents. I make cards. I am spending christmas away from home and so it was strange not to put up any decorations or make up guest rooms but it is great to be with family, my mom and my in laws. I do not allow Christmas to stress me out. It is just too precious for that. A secret wish is to really experience a proper white christmas that lasts for a few days.

heidi said...

ooohh.... your button pic inspires me! As for the holidays, yes, a bit overwhelmed. I wish for a warm sunny vacation for all of us. The kind where the varmints are in circus camp, and hubby & I can doze under a palm tree :-)

cindy : quaint said...

i love the buttons! we're not wishing for anything unusual, just health and happiness. wish the same for you, nadia.

Katherine said...

Why do I feel like I can say these things on a stranger's blog? I'm loving my first Christmas with my husband and enjoying every shopping excursion, Christmas carol, sparkly light, and snowflake. But I'm praying, praying, praying that maybe this year, after all the years I've been waiting, that my brother will be willing to talk to me again, that he'll accept me for who I am, and that we can just be siblings again.

Aran said...

i tend to feel overwhelmed at times but then i have to tell myself that all i'm doing is because i want to, for friends, for family. they will love me just the same. and all i wish for is a healthy and peaceful christmas. beautiful images nadia.

corine said...

I feel the same about snow. But being in Southern California i'm setting myself up for failure.

I'm still struggling with xmas, what it means to me, how it makes me feel. Meanwhile I'm going through the motions for my boys, in the hope of not passing down my ambivalence to the next generation. I wonder if they notice.

sofia barĂ£o said...

made "truffes" today :) for my good friends at work. Will post picture tomorrow and next week is going to be hard, a lot of things to do at the same time...wish Santa Claus would bring me a white x-mas !!!

amy said...

such lovely photos, that first one especially. How are YOU feeling this holiday season?

please sir said...

I love the first photo. Christmas is coming fast - I'm trying to keep up!

kendalee said...

I'm feeling a teensy bit overwhelmed if I'm honest. Christmas snuck up on me rather suddenly and I need to have things all ready by this weekend when I will be seeing friends before they head off to enjoy the holiday elsewhere. My family are all overseas and I'm spending the 3 days over Christmas itself entirely on my own this year, for the first time ever. Part of me is looking forward to this peaceful solitude. Part of me is really saddened and nervous about it. It's a milestone either way.

My secret wish is that my first Christmas alone will also be my first white Christmas. It might happen. We've already had a little snow this year, which is unusual... Fingers crossed! :)

Camille said...

I really like the bottom photo.

Instead of getting frantic this holiday season I've decided to be less materialistic and just go with the flow. It is very liberating.

My secret wish: Snow (I do miss it) and a health for our overwhelmed planet.

Georgia B. said...

i'm blown away by the creative concept of this post!

this will be the most simple Christmas yet. no gifts except between hubby and me. quiet. calm. just how it should be, in my opinion.

your pictures her scream calm. (if that's possible)
:)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

today i just stopped feeling overwhelmed...but tomorrow there is more work to do, decisions to make--i wish i could kick back and enjoythe season a little--on christmas eve i will...for sure...
and my secret wish is to sit around on christams and look at old pictures.
silly i know...
And nadia, thanks for asking...how about you? (and these pictures are wonderful! so happy!)

Esti said...

i don't tend to feel overwhelmed these days but tired. These are my busy-busy days. Most of the gifts I have already wrapped and kept in a safe place aweek or so ago. Some of them are handmade, there's quite a lot of me in every of them, I think.
We rarely have a white christmas, but it's sure feel better, more magical with snow.
We are fortunate to have big family meetings and my birthday is on its way. I'm wishing for a happy end of the year and happier new year. :)

Chessa said...

We have not even gotten our tree yet:( it has been such a busy season...and, no, I haven't really started the shopping. i'm hoping to today.

I love these photos. I love how they are so different yet they are tied together - I love the circles. there is this idea of eternity, of feeling...whole. really lovely.

jennifer said...

I felt like a child yesterday walking down the street trying to catch snowflakes the size of quarters. I haven't seen flakes like that for years...or maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention.

Things are more simple this year and I quite like it. No shopping really. Our family is foregoing gifts this year and just filling stockings for each other. I'm making pottery for each of them. And dark chocolate truffles.

We'll take the train next week to VA to visit family. Hopefully, we'll eat, drink, and play trivial pursuit. And just a small wish: I have been begging my mother to make fairy food (it's a type of sponge-like candy) like she did when we were young. That and more giant snowflakes.

a square peg said...

what a perfect set of photos. not sure which is my favourite...

a square peg said...

oh, i was so captivated by the photos that i missed the questions! almost done shopping, just some stocking stuffers needed. next week the kids are off school and i will attempt "family" baking time, which is a challenge for the control freak in me but i'm looking forward to it. mainly what i need to do is tidying up around the house. this christmas doesn't feel stressful for me...