It’s hard to believe how fast the year is passing us by.  The holiday season is right around the corner.  If you’re anything like me, you are feeling excited anticipation with a touch of dread. Don’t get me wrong, in theory, I love the holidays; the decorations, the songs, the seasonal foods, and all the holiday parties and family events. And to top it off, for me, it’s also my birthday.  I say “in theory” because the holiday season has…