Sunday, January 03, 2010

And the holidays are officially over...

It's over. Christmas is behind us. It is now official in our house as all the Christmas decorations were taken down and put back in the attic. Today, the new begins. It is a day for cleaning the house and putting the familiar back in its place. Maybe it is a cathartic cleaning of the Christmas holiday, or maybe is it just getting back to the norm. All I know it that it is over. Tomorrow at 9am, I go back to work. I am back to reality. No more holidays until April 2, 2010.

Not only are the holidays gone, my favorite time of the year is over. I have always loved September 1 to January 1. Now, I am left with winter ahead struggling to find something to look forward to in the near future. I do have our Orlando weekend in March to think about, but it seems so far away. I think it is time to begin the planning of the big summer trip so I can really have something exciting ahead.

It is sad to see the holiday go, but it is time. As my dad used to tell me when I cried every year as we left Gammie and Grandpa's house after the holiday break "All good things must come to an end." It's true. If it were the holidays everyday, we would not appreciate them when they come every year. They would lack meaning. Still, it may be fun to try.


TheBookFetish said...

I always hate taking down the decorations and saying goodbye to that time of year, too. But then I look at the living room and think to myself "Wow! There's so much space here now without the Tree and all the decorations." I realized this year that may be a metaphor for the new year in general. Everything from the past is gone, there's so much space around now to create and experience new things. Happy New Year!

Susan Mo said...

That is a really good way to look at it! There is quite a bit of room in my living room now, too! Happy New Year!