Monday, December 26, 2016

Well, it's over

The Christmas holiday is over.  Families are packing to head back to their respective homes. Leftovers are being picked at.  Squishy tummies full of one too many cookies or second helpings of Aunt Marie's famous casserole are being grabbed with disdain and shaken with a bit of regret and promises to get right back on track.

For all of the rushing around, picking out the perfect gifts for those special people in your life, making time to get in a few holiday events and movies with the tree lit, baking new and old recipes to have and get today.

A day of reflection.

A day to sit back and look at the whirlwind and wonder what the hell happened and where did the time go?

A day to make promises of getting a better plan of attack for next year and being about 90% sure you won't follow through with it.

A day to curl up in your new jammies or slippers with a cup of hot tea with the tree plugged in.  Or if you have to work, share heartwarming (or war) stories with people.  You're all having the same emotional holiday hangovers in varying degrees.

Save the returns for another day, you don't want to be out in that mess.

Just exhale.  You made it.

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  1. I got to skype for over an hour with my mom and my brother and his family over 1,000 miles away. Grateful to him for helping set it up and keeping the family close even though we are so far away.

  2. This was the most relaxed I've been for a holiday in ages. My shopping and wrapping were all done ahead of time, but what really made it nice was preparing dinner the night before so all I had to do was pop it in the oven. All the dishes were done, so it was truly a relaxing day. I enjoyed that immensely.


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