Busy, busy day today. I’m getting yet another new tire on my vehicle, working on my crafts I need to finish for gift-giving, finalizing the shopping ( stocking stuffers, mostly), and preparing myself mentally for the big family get-together tomorrow.
No matter how much I might love my family, there’s always tension, especially on holidays. Something about the “forced closeness” brings out emotions that I’d rather stay buried. So, ahead of time… I have to psyche myself up for it, get my Zen in a good, thick fog around me, hoping that it’ll shield me from my own issues, as well as others’ emotional baggage. (Rather like downing a couple of “mental Xanax”).
Sometimes it even works.