It’s funny how you think you have loads of time to do things after the holiday shows, but then a week of holiday prep just flies by and your aspirational to-do list still sits there. Meanwhile the books you picked up from the library are tempting…
Then I slowed down for a minute, and now the to-do list isn’t as urgent…
My friend brought a mini tree and a present that I enjoyed looking at in anticipation of Christmas Eve.
We had a lovely white Christmas here in Evanston, and I enjoyed watching the snow fall.
Soon I was eager to go outside and explore the winter wonderland.
It was fun to re-walk the streets after an earlier evening of Christmas lights exploring.
On Christmas Day the windows started frosting over.
So I took a cue from Hygge and read.
I also indulged in holiday movies, and binge watched Zumbo’s Just Desserts, which led to some sweet snacking,
Half of my Holiday Cards are now written, though my native language is getting rustier each year. I will get to the last few by New Year’s.
Now it is getting even colder out, so apart from a few pre-planned outings I plan to stay in for the week.
Next week I will do a writer-hibernation staycation, and am excited to get started on that. But for now, I will take the rest my brain and body crave, and marinate in the holiday for a little longer.
The time between Christmas and New Year’s is perfect for reflecting and taking stock of what life has brought, along with hope for what it has yet to bring.
It’s fun to live in my own Narnia, and to enjoy being where I am at without wishing for anything to be different.
In spite of all the shifts that have happened over the past year and the drama that came along with some of it, I am glad to be here in the present, and quite excited about what the future holds.