Monday, December 21, 2009

Not Trying to Scare You, But...

Today is December 21. You do realize there are only four days left until Christmas? Yeah. Four.

Deep breaths...

If that didn't make you ready for your one-minute vacation, I don't know what will!

When I come across a soothing site or blog, I bookmark it in my "Favorites" under a folder I created named "Inspiration." Today, I'm sharing a few favorites with you.

Over at, an online radio station,you can type in a song or artist and the site will come up with a radio station of similar music. It's fabulous! Try Stan Getz and see if your tension fades.

I like the idea of crafting; I love the idea of knitting, and I think homemade presents rock. There's a little problem: crafting, knitting, and making homemade presents take time. So, I enjoy sneaking a peak at the blog Blackberry Rambles. Scroll through these cozy ornaments. Puts a smile on my face!

Maybe you don't need music or crafts--you need a little encouragement about writing today. Check out Quotes for Writers and get renewed. Christmas may only be a few days away, and the new year will bring a fresh start.

Hope you have a jolly Monday!



    Okay, I am better now.

    Merry Christmas Jill, if I don't catch you again before Friday :) Have a great time.

  2. And I was too sick yesterday to do any Christmas shopping. Oh wow, this is going to be a busy four days. Can we say procrastination?

  3. Thanks for the mini-vacation! I have all my stuff done but my boyfriend is a procrastinator...we have to get his mom's gifts plus his daughter's birthday is THIS WEEK, so we have to deal with that. Ugh!

  4. Thanks for the links Jill! The quotes for writers sounds like a treasure trove! Loved the mini vacations.

  5. I need a time machine so I could stop time to get done all that needs doing

  6. I'm with CJ...give me a time machine...or clone me! Too much to do still. I thought I was finished, but I keep remembering people I forgot to buy for! lol

  7. It got here, didn't it? I knew it would, and now here it's four days off. Whew! That means I got over the biggest humps of the last week and a half. From here, smooth sailing and fun, family, food and celebration.

    Merry Christmas, Jill!

  8. I wish I liked crafts, but I don't, so therefore your post has inspired me to head to the mall ASAP, toddlers notwithstanding. That's what the double stroller is for, right? LOL
    Thanks for the reminder. I didn't realize it was so close. *shudder*

  9. I enjoy Etsy for homemade gifts and I just saw on Woolgatherings some beautiful things Jen is making.

    See you soon. :D
    ~ Wendy

  10. This is awesome, Jill! Thank you!

    I'm ready, except for the savoring every moment part. For that reason, I don't want these four days to fly by. I love this week.

  11. Oh yes! Bring it on! Actually taking it easy these last four days, crafting with the kids, baking cookies, working on my project. Christmas is coming along the way it should be.

  12. Stan Getz is one of my favorites. Thanks for the reminder.

  13. Tabitha: I know!! Need More Time!!

    Katie: Oh, I hope you're better. What a lousy time to get sick!

    Steph: Birthday and Christmas?? Have a pound of fudge--on me!

    Tamika: Thanks!

    CJ: Can I hop in? :)

    Sherrinda: I went to the store this morning and bought four more gifts--that I didn't even need! Uggh!!

    Janna: You got it right--smooth sailing! (With a little help from Jim Beam? Oh, that's so wrong!)

    Jessica: Get out that double stroller and load the kids up with presents!

    Wendy: I learned about Etsy from you--what a cool site!

    Kristen T: Savor every minute. Enjoy this time with your dog because I know you're going to miss her.

    Angie: Wow! You sound together! I've decided I must make fudge this week. Not to give away or anything, no way! I just feel like eating fudge... :)

    Paul: Isn't his music incredible? So relaxing...

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  14. I'm so glad that I'm basically done shopping, etc. It's nice to enjoy and really reflect on deeper Christmas meaning ahead of the big day. Although I'm going shopping with my dad tonight. But that's just tradition. We go every year. I don't think I'll be buying much.

  15. I can't believe that Christmas is here already. It seems like yesterday it was July. Whew! I love the quotes for writers site. Thank you. ;-)

  16. Very cool links! I've only used Pandora, but I'll have to try out the other station! Thanks Jill! Hope you have a great week!

  17. I'm so eager for Christmas, especially the Christmas Eve service at church. The best time of the year!

  18. Heather: Shopping with Dad? Sounds perfect! Have a great time!

    Tamara: 2009 has flown, hasn't it? And I love the quotes too!

    Jody: I haven't tried Pandora--thanks!

    Erica: Me too! It's my favorite part of the Christmas season!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  19. This is why I get done early. Life interrupted here in the East with a giant snowstorm. We were stuck inside for two days. People couldn't get to the grocery store much less the mall.

    I'm sitting at my computer and visiting all of you. :)

    Merry Christmas,

  20. I love the way you said you like the "idea" of knitting and the "idea" of crafting. I feel the same way!
    Thanks for the links, and have a blessed and wonderful Christmas. And let someone else feed the cat. : )

  21. I like the idea of other people knitting and crafting too! Thanks for the little vacation! Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  22. I love crafty, but yes, it takes so long to do. Thank you so much for this wonderful oasis in the midst of the insanity that is life. And thanks for the links. I loved the ornaments!

  23. Enjoying these last days. Love your mini vacations. Hope all is ready at your house. Merry Christmas.


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