I haven’t spent much time online or in social media over the holidays and haven’t been in the blogging world. I’m sure you understand that the holiday season is a busy one. Considering that I was sick for three weeks of December and had a broken refrigerator since the Monday before Thanksgiving, mine had a little extra work this year.
However, all turned out well. My refrigerator got fixed in the nick-of-time on the Friday before Christmas, so my first family Christmas Eve in my home went splendidly. My thirteen-year old nephew surprised us all, when instead of an ugly Christmas sweater, he wore an entire suit. He’s a lot of fun.
I hope everyone else’s holiday went well, and wonder if others experienced the marathon rate in which it came and went. I don’t know if it’s because I was sick, plus the daily meltdown I had over the broken refrigerator (seriously, I was a mess over that fridge). I was so focused on those two things, that in the anticipated days ahead, I missed the Christmas cheer. I love the holidays, and this year I basically stayed on my bed for an entire week in December due to the virus. Next, I graduated to the sofa for a couple days. After that, I wasn’t feeling one hundred percent, so I worked on preparations just a little bit each day until suddenly, Christmas Eve had arrived.
Usually I feel a sense of accomplishment, yet relief when it’s all over. I look forward to taking down decorations, because nearing the end of the season, they start to look like clutter. This year I didn’t get to enjoy them much, so I felt sad taking them down. I took the opportunity during the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day, when I felt better, to spend time sitting quietly around our lighted Christmas tree.
During my time away from the internet, I jotted down a few observations for future philosophical blog posts. I don’t know when I’ll get to them since I’ve been writing more lately. A couple of them have to do with the holidays, so they’ll be a bit late, but this is my blog and I can write about whatever I feel like, right?
I look forward to reading your blogs again.
P.S. Our refrigerator is still working but was making a funny noise. My husband fixed that himself, yesterday.
P.P.S. The header photo on my blog today is how the weather has looked over the past week. No snow. Pretty nice, but it’s raining today.
So, did your holidays go by as fast as mine?