Less than 20 days….

Yay! It’s Wednesday again, and Christmas is less than 20 days away. Still I can’t believe it is here already. Maybe it’s these warmer days we are having, starting out in gloves, jackets and hats and peeling those layers as the day goes on. This morning, I am actually in flip-flops. It should not be warm enough for flip-flops!

2017 has been a great year for The Green Kitchen and 2018 is looking even better. I have been blessed with far more career opportunities, reaffirming my decision to totally focus on making The Green Kitchen a raging success!

We have to be careful this time of year, though. We, as in those of us who think we HAVE to do it all, the decorating, the shopping, the cooking, the greeting cards. I too, am guilty of all this. I love being efficient with my time and when I have even a few extra minutes, I think “what can I get done”?

This can lead to careless mistakes. Like climbing up on the arm of a porch chair to “quickly” hang an ornament. And down I went. But did I attend to it then? Nope. No time, not to even sit and cry. I had to leave right away for work. Now 2 days later, I am about to have my leg X-rayed. The knot on my shin bone suggests a break.

I’ve said for years, how much of a “klutz” I am, constantly doing things like this. But I read somewhere a while back, that it’s not klutzy, it’s that we have so much on our minds, that we don’t take the time to be safe. And yes, I am very guilty.

So my message this holiday season is one I will try to practice myself and that is to slow down. We don’t have to do it all. No one is going to “unfriend” us if they don’t receive a Christmas card from us. Our world won’t come to a crashing halt if the house isn’t totally decorated.

Let’s all slow down and be a little easier on ourselves. Let’s enjoy time with our families.

And The Green Kitchen can help you enjoy that family time by handling your holiday cooking, even with just a dish or two. The homemade cranberry sauce, the dressing, the gravy – whatever dish you don’t want to fool with or are daunted by. Give us a call at 804-687-7099. Or email us at cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com

Happy Holidays!

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