Every year without fail, the Christmas spirit finds me. It floats into my life and transforms me until January or so.
I never know when it’s going to hit. Or what, where, why and how either. It just happens. It can be large. Last year was when I was riding a holiday-themed train at a local park. I was wearing Des against me in an Ergo and the train was loudly, LOUDLY playing “Frosty the Snowman.” I looked at Scarlet’s grinning face and that’s when it hit me. Often, it’s something more subtle.
A gingerbread smell wafting out of a coffeeshop. My favorite tiny rainbow holiday lights arranged on a neighbor’s tree.
The right Christmas song on the radio. For me it’s “Carol of the Bells.” Sigh.
It could be seeing the farmer down the street dressed like Santa every Sunday of December, leading dressed up llamas up and down the streets. This is Santa, me and “Llama Madonna.” I kid you not. Apparently there’s also a Llama Cyndi Lauper!
And on behalf of Llama Madonna, Santa and my co-hosts (see below), I welcome you to this week’s edition of Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: Crazy, Stressful Holidays. Do you find yourself in chaos? Is your hardwood floor riddled with pine needles? Have you not even started your holiday shopping? Do you find yourself short of breath in general, when your kids are screaming (each in one of your ears), the holiday lights are blinking on and off, and you haven’t even begun to shop for your parent’s gifts?
Fear not. Take a deep breath. Read and/or share a post about these crazy holidays. Baking and decorating ideas, gift ideas, recipes, funny holiday stories..especially that last part. Share your funny and/or crazy, stressful holiday story.
I know we all have them..
My spectacular co-hosts:
Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life
Crystal from Mommifried
Angela from WriterMom’s Blog
Kristen from Four Hens and a Rooster
We are also re-welcoming a cherished guest host, Amber from “City Girl On Hicks Farm“.
We’d all love to connect with you outside of our LOBS Link Party…Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram…wherever you’d like to connect! My buttons are all at the top of my blog. Write me a note letting me know that you are visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share or #LOBS, either in the comments below or feel free to send me a tweet or leave me a note on Facebook! I will definitely respond and follow you back! And the rest of my co-hosts would be thrilled to meet you as well!
Now, let’s get started on the link party! Have fun and visit the links below. We ask that you try to visit at least three. Remember to leave a thoughtful comment on the new blogs you’ve discovered and let them know you’re visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Feel free to pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board, too! In the URL field, place the link to your post. The name field should contain the title of your post.
Use the hashtag #LOBS when tweeting! Doesn’t it have a nice ring to it?
A few simple requests are…
** Follow and visit all of the hosts and co-hosts
** Link up your favorite post! Please try to stick to our weekly theme
** Please share this link party so others can join
** Visit at least three of the blogs on the link party
And now, party time: