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Monday, January 04, 2010

It's Hard to Say Goodbye

I'm finding it terribly difficult to let go of Christmas this year. For some reason it just went by too fast.

The beginning of the break was all hustle and bustle trying to prepare for the big day so that was kind of a blur...you know, working on 4 hours of sleep or so a night for a stretch.

But then, oh then, there were the days after Christmas. This time was filled with relaxation. It was filled with family and game playing and movie watching and bowling...yes actual bowling. There were relaxing dinners with no push for homework or bedtimes. There were a few mornings we actually hung out in our pajamas for awhile. It was fun, fun, fun.

In a way the decorations carry with them all the emotion of the season and putting them away just seems very, very sad. Then again, I guess putting them away lends to the utter excitement of pulling them all back out again next year.

But for now, yes now, I write by the glow of the Christmas tree. :)


Anonymous Kelly said...

I'm leaving everything up until January 14th. Fr. Mark VA pointed out that the Christmas season extends until the Baptism of the Lord. Since we were gone for two weeks, I haven't enjoyed my decorated house nearly enough.

Next year we are staying here for Christmas. I'm toying with the idea of celebrating the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and opening gifts (albeit small ones) each day between Christmas and Epiphany.

- Kelly

8:58 AM  
Blogger Amy Parris said...

We made it to Epiphany and then everything had to come down to fit the crowd in for the Bama game. I love the season and even though it is nice to have the job done, the house looks a little more plain without it.

1:34 AM  

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