i'll be honest, i've had a bit of a hard time getting into the holiday spirit this year. this nasty flu-turned-cold hasn't been helping, but i'm hoping this general holiday slump goes away. i LOVE christmas. i LOVE snow. and i LOVE winter. maybe i wasn't strict enough with my "no christmas music until after thanksgiving" rule. maybe i need to get control of our out of control, messy house. maybe i just need to slow down and spend time with the guests that are about to visit (yay!). or maybe i just need to really do myself in with calorie overload and make these homemade peanut butter cups, use the trimmings from our tree to make some fresh wreaths, and put on some good holiday music. yeah, that sounds good.