Friday, January 01, 2010


The holidays are over and I'm relieved. My house is back to normal and I'm happy. When I was younger I'd be sad about that and it would take me some time to snap out of it but as I grow older the holidays become more and more work. I'm sure they always were but maybe I had more energy. My kids were young and it was so much fun. Maybe that's why I'd be bummed.
But now at this stage of my life the cleaning, decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking and hype is just too much. Don't get me wrong, I still love this time of year, I'm all about the anticipation and enjoy the month leading up to Christmas but the work that goes along with it, I can do without. My tree was up for almost 10 days before I decorated it and next year I'm thinking something smaller. I think I need some little ones to rejuvenate the holidays. That won't happen for a few years at least.

Now the New Year is here and I don't know where you live but here in New York the days are snowy, cold and dreary. Perhaps people should keep their Christmas lights on at least through January. Just to cheer things up during the darkness of winter. We'll take ours down off of the house but keep the ones lit on our little Japanese maple for a while.


Kitten Herder said...

Beautiful tree. I'm all for keeping the lights on outside through January. Northeast winters need a little cheeriness.