Christmas is like a speeding bullet - one minute it's weeks away, then suddenly it is upon us & in one blink of an eye, it's over. I don't even get to put the tape away from wrapping gifts, when all the paper is strewn all over the place then stuffed into the woodstove.
On Christmas Eve, there was a strange phenomenom - a freak snow storm came out of nowhere & was accompanied by major lightning. Gale winds & white-out conditions made us abandon the Church service just as it was beginning. Yesterday, Christmas Day - was the most beautiful, gloriously gorgeous and perfect day imaginable. The house was filled with the Happy Noise and Chaos of 8 adults and 3 children.
Today, Boxing Day was wonderful too. It's basically the only day in the entire year that I have absolutely NO expectations of myself. I do whatever I want - which has usually been to hang out in pj's and read. It definitely ALWAYS involves absolutely NO cooking, cleaning or doing dishes. I look forward to it. Today I watched three movies - unheard of for me in the fact that I actually WATCHED them, not just 'listened' as I worked away on something.
I did something else that is unheard of for me - I actually went into a store on Boxing Day. I could never figure out how anyone would have the energy to do that. Especially now when the sales are constant, Boxing Day specials are no big deal. But today I found something that I needed & wanted - okay, maybe 'needed' isn't all that accurate, but I definitely have been wanting one. I got me one of those little Teeney Weeney notebooks - just 8 inches. I use a regular laptop & love it, but this one is just so cute -I can tell we're going to be great friends. He's so little & happy - he's encouraging me to actually keep up with this Blog Thing more this year. And if anybody can do it - he can:)