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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sunday Scribblings " Guidance"

Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is "Guidance" I thought I'd share a few tips for single ladies at Christmas.  One of my very favorite must dos at Christmas is visiting Art Knapps. The beauty of those luxurious trees is awe inspiring. As I drink in all the color and majesty I am filled with such, joy, hope and love! Everyone needs different thing to fill their vessel.....I need color, and creative inspiration! What do you need?
                           
Tips for single ladies alone at Christmas

Treat yourself to something you have a hankering for, a new lap top, a nano, a lobster dinner, a piece of pie at that out of the way coffee shop! Indulge! Buy yourself a nice Christmas present something a bit extravagant like a piece of jewellery. Put a shot of liquor in your morning coffee Christmas day! Buy a good box of chocolates or an expensive wine! Take yourself to a movie you’ve been wanting to see! Buy a brand new housecoat or lounging pyjamas to wear Christmas eve! Put Christmas Carols on and sing along! Take yourself on a date, drive around and look at Christmas lights, then stop at a coffee shop with your lap top or a good book. Find a Christmas play or carol night to attend. Rent a pile of movies, or get netflix for Christmas eve! Make it special, think out of the box. If you’re healthy and so inclined to volunteer, do that! There is always grief amongst joy, sometimes we have to do for ourselves until life changes! If someone invites you somewhere you wouldn’t normally go, accept with no expectations! You may be surprised!
                          
It can be hard to sit around watching everyone open piles of gifts when money is really tight. One year my daughter and I went to 3 holiday movies, then had tacos for dinner.   We never told a soul our  plans because we knew they'd feel sorry for us and invite us to Christmas dinner. We still talk about it with love and laughter as one of our favorite memories! Sometimes you have to do what works for you!


               

14 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

love the tees, big, bright and bold

Jingle Poetry said...

This is super beautiful....

Sandee said...

These beautiful trees remind me of a local store here (Keller's). They have the very best Christmas trees and decorations than anyone around.

Sage advice about being single during the holidays. Very sage advice.

Have a terrific day. :)

gs batty said...

some good advice but you left out ornery old bears but I'll do the coffee shop and pie and raise a coffee latte toast to you

Sioux said...

What exquisite trees, Sherrie!

Ceebie said...

Love the trees too - reminds me of visiting the Xmas trees in Port Hope, Ontario with my mom each year. You can put in a ballot to win a tree but we haven't won yet!

Great advice too about being single for the holidays (though if I can be so bold - I'd say this is also great advice for any woman this time of year. So often we're so busy rushing around buying presents, decorating, baking...We need to remember to stop and take time for ourselves!)

jaerose said...

Lovely post - the 'alternative/single' Christmas can sometimes be a blessing from all the demands of the world..Jae

Diane said...

EXACTLY!!! I couldn't have put it any better!!
P.S. This place looks like a fairy tale :)

Reflections said...

Love the reminder to look within, look to treating oneself, as if we are important too. Not just the giving to others, but give to oneself and the giving grows to insurmountable heights.

Lilibeth said...

The trees are beautiful and so is your advice. I know it's hard for singles at Christmas and being invited to an event as an outsider is sometimes more painful than being alone, I would imagine.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Nothing would make my daughter happier than tacos for Christmas dinner! You give such wonderful advice and I admire your positive spirit. Those trees are beautiful!

Lucy said...

great advice! even tho I'm not single.. I am taking it and going to go buy my pie tomorrow!! ( i want my pie and I want to eat it too! ) Oh the shot of liquor sounds just about right too! :)) Love u!!!!

Jingle said...

smart guidance take.

it seems like you know a lot.
stay blessed.
Happy Sunday!

From Sunday Scribbling.

Linda May said...

Cool post Giggles. I have been feeling unappreciated today , doing all the Crissy stuff myself , as usual, and treating myself instead would be just the ticket. Hugs to you.

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