Monday, December 27, 2010

Where Are You, Christmas?

Bless my heart, I'm always sad when Christmas is over and my family scatters to their respective homes. The actual day sneaks up on me too quickly and then the last week is SO busy with traveling and merriment and last-minute additions to my To-Do List that I just want more time to revel quietly in it. Sitting by the tree in the evenings, drinking coffee from my new Keurig coffee maker (Yea for Jeremy! He did so well picking out my presents!), finishing up my Christmas book that I barely started while Jeremy watches MythBusters right beside me on the couch. =) Plus, I've had a terrible cold for the past week, so I'm in need of some downtime.

As you may have guessed, I'm not ever one of those who can pack it all up on December 26th. I like to say goodbye to Christmas gradually. Maybe wash and put away the Christmas dish towels...but keep out the pretty teapot and teacup a little longer. Today I'm cleaning up the chaos - folding up boxes and gift bags, recycling tissue paper (great for wrapping ornaments in), putting away presents, washing Jeremy's new clothes, deciding what to do with my rosemary tree because I think it may be a goner...but the stockings are still hung by the chimney with care and I'm not touching that tree for another week.

If I'm lucky and can get the DVD player to work right, I may pop in a movie to listen to in the background. I'm thinking Little Women because it's one of those that partly takes place at Christmas but is not touted as a Christmas movie. I'll just make sure that I'm in another room when (SPOILER ALERT) Amy dies. =( Other favorites in that class would be Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Serendipity, and While You Were Sleeping. They're all just perfect to watch this time of year. Love 'em all. I think I harbor a secret desire to write a screenplay such as these one day...

What about you? Are you one of those who wants everything back like it was, pre-Christmas, ASAP? Ready to move on to the New Year? If you are, we can still be friends...I guess. ;) Eventually I'll get over the Christmas bug and be ready for new things, like birthdays and Valentine's. After all, I'm a sucker for both of those, too!


  1. No, no, no! I'm so sad it's over! I mean, already?? It came so fast! Why do we only get to enjoy it for one month? Why not two? Why not an entire quarter of the year. No more Christmas music or movies, or decorations? Sad day.

    Definitely don't touch that stuff until after New Year's Eve. That's my rule. I try to make it last as long as possible.

    Sorry that you're not feeling well. Hope you had a great Christmas, though! Defintely enjoy some downtime with some of your sneaky Christmas movies. :)

  2. I love the feeling of Christmas! I play Christmas music constantly, keep the house smelling like gingerbread, and cook all sorts of goodies. I think white lights should be kept on all year. Everything about this time of year is so much fun. I am going to be very slow about putting it away. =)


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