I hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I meant to pop in to send Christmas wishes on the 24th or 25th, but just didn’t get around to it. 🙂 Guess I was too busy decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing.
Throughout my whole life, I always get a little twinge of a sad feeling when I wake up on the morning of December 26th. “It’s over!” The build up of the holiday season is kind of intense, I think (depending on how you choose to celebrate it. I think it has been well-established that
we I go all out.).
There’s kind of this sense of…..whoosh. A let down. A mixture of happy nostalgia for the special moments we experienced + an odd sense of relief that the craziness is over and we can soon go back to “normal life” now + a feeling of “oh man, there’s a lot of presents and STUFF that now needs to be dealt with in my house” + a continued sense of coziness and cheer, of wanting to continue enjoying the rest of this holiday week next to the fireplace and Christmas tree.
At some point on the 24th, I always have a few moments where I look around and suddenly think, “Oh! We made it! Everything somehow got done. Presents, food, events, decorations, lights, tree, Christmas cards….check, check, check….” 🙂
The holidays have always been my favorite time of the year, despite some of the stress that it does induce for me. If I had to pick a “favorite” day of the entire year, it would be Christmas Eve, I think.
I am grateful for yet another wonderful Christmas with my family. For our health, our happiness, our home, and our infinite blessings. SO grateful.