Monday, 8 December 2008

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is something about this season that can best be described as Seasonal Affective Disorder. No, I'm not talking about the kind which is considered to be the winter blues; although I'm certain that I have this type during the dark months of the year: I'm talking about the mad frenzy of activity involving cleaning everything in sight!

It strikes without warning every year ~ normally around the end of November/early December. I suddenly remember just how little time I have to get organized for Christmas and I start ripping cupboards apart and emptying bookshelves.

I decided today that enough is enough and I'm not cleaning anything ~ once I put my cleaning tools away after cleaning the bathroom! I have the sewing machine set up after rushing to finish those Christmas gifts that were started in October (I spent yesterday afternoon making three more drawstring bags) and I'm going to start some Christmas projects of my own.

First though, I am going to make a cup of tea and indulge in one or two of those delicious Danish Butter Cookies whilst watching the snow falling outside. At least I managed to grab a photo yesterday while the tin was still full ~ it doesn't look like that now!