‘Tis the season and getting in the mood

This post is a little late, but last week was a busy exhausting week for me!

I love the holidays!  Winter holiday time is the best! 

This year is no different, the house must be decorated appropriately, and all the holiday traditions must proceed.  Holiday cookies must be baked and decorated,    

the first batch were made at the end of November, the day after Thanksgiving.  

All the stores are dressed in the holiday gear, just tempting you to buy Hershey kisses, and candy canes.  Walmart even has pre-made gingerbread townhouses, where the only thing needed is to stick on the candy, as I did with my friend Carey.

0gingercarey(Hers looks much more festive than mine; she comes over days later, finds my house much more bare and asks “Have you BEEN EATING that?”  Of course I have!) 

The tree has to go up and be decorated next, all while listening to the IHeartChristmas station on my phone. 


On the Hallmark channel, all the Christmas movies must be watched again this year, and watching new ones.  

The most fun comes when you come across those that you haven’t seen yet, but find the book at Giant and get hung up in a story that keeps page turning and your heart beating wp-1480989220840.jpglate at night.

Developing an addiction to candy canes happens each winter.

Spending time with family, making Gingerbread houses, 


My niece Arissa and our gingerbread house with cheddar bunnies running across the top!

And cutout gingerbread cookies made in the sweet comfort of the in-laws house.  


Spending time with loved ones, making a date night out of seeing the Christmas tree at Fairfax Corner.

Sure, looking at decorations in shopping centers is fun, 

But the prettiest sight you’ll see is the holly that will be on your own front door.

Sure it’s Christmas once more…

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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