I spent last night cleaning my kitchen and watching football. OK, you caught me in a lie. I never actually watch football. But I don't dislike it, I actually find it interesting. I just have better things to do. Like cleaning, writing, drawing, talking on the phone, reading; basically anything but wasting my life away in front of the 'idiot box'. But as I cleaned my kitchen and gazed over my pink flowers, I realized that it wasn't a bad way to watch football. It was essentially the best of both worlds; frilly meets the world of violent sports. I can live with that happy medium.
Football just reminds me of Christmas anyway. Childhood memories always flood over me; my uncles and dad yelling at a game amidst a living room flooded with torn wrapping paper and bows. My aunt rolling her eyes, blaring her holiday opera music to drown out the game. Good times, good memories.
I've been amazed at how quickly this holiday season has flown by. Each year it gets faster and faster, and it isn't like I wasn't warned. My Meme always tells me, "The older you get, the faster it goes." I'm afraid she is right. But, I have to say, for all of it's speediness, this holiday has been really pleasant. We've spent good time with friends, good time resting in our house and enjoying movies, good time with new friends at church. And, as my completely laid back, eternally cheerful husband would say, "It ain't over yet." The best is yet to come; the family time, the gift giving, the time away from work and obligations.
So, I'm ready. I'm ready for the candy canes and the days spent in pajamas. I'm ready for some good after-holiday sales and endless hours filled with NOT WORKING. I'm ready for antique malls and being home to see the sunlight stream through the windows. I'm just ready.
But, as my vacation is starting today, I'm sorry to say I'll be posting much less frequently. I've decided to throw myself into a few projects, spend time with family and just enjoy being at home for a while. I'll be back a few times to say hello, but my usual every-day-posts will have to cease. They don't call it a vacation for nothing! So, until then, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!