Oh yeah...just look at all of those cardboard boxes and overflowing trash cans...counters full of cookie leftovers and the fridge full of tiny plastic boxes filled with 3 or 5 bites of ham, turkey, lasagna and ambrosia salad. Sheesh. And why is it that all of the decorations with which we so lovingly decked our halls just 3 short weeks ago now seem to be closing in on us? Oh yeah...because they ARE! In a house as small as ours those extra trees and bits and bobs may soon develop the ability to devour us all! Eek!Just thinking about dismantling all the fluff and tinsel makes me sleepy so I think I will go make some popcorn and watch a movie...but first I want to say hello & ask how your Christmas holiday went! Am I just getting older or does it seem that you spend months planning and arranging and shopping and preparing only to have it fly by in a blink of an eye? Yeah, yeah, I KNOW I am old but still...*sigh* We did have a fine old time here at Rabbit Run Cottage. There were many smiles, lots of laughter and the company of family and friends. Now there is a house full of torn wrapping paper, crumbs on the floor, dirty dishes, dusty decorations, piles of laundry and one exhausted Susie Q. But the kids are happy, the cats are happy, the husband is happy and the rest of the family seems happy. Kip didn't get what was on his list...again...and me? Still no Brian Dennehy in my stocking but I did get the next best thing. Okay, maybe the 4th next best thing but hey. I now have his screen worn uniform shirt from Assault on Precinct 13. Yup. Santa felt so bad that he was unable to convince Brian to leave his family and spend the holidays with me that he offered this token instead. Silly Santa. Although I am tickled positively blue to have this most lovely & treasured memento I will still begin my Christmas list next year with, "Dear Santa, thanks for the used shirt but this year, GET ME DENNEHY!" I think that is ever so polite but quite to the point don'tcha thunk? So as we slide on out of 2008 and into the unknown abyss that is '09, I will be popping in to visit you all, posting a few pictures of our Christmas festivities and dashing off a bit of nonsense here and there. Just think. 2009 is like a fresh, clean tablet page...not one ink stain or pencil smudge to be seen. It is ours to do with what we will. Let's try to make it a good one. Have a sweet week, smile a lot, remember how much I adore each of you and be good to yourselves!
Love and Hugs,