Another Christmas has come and gone. I contemplate wondering where we will all be at this time next year. Time passes, things change and we can only be thankful for today and of years past.
The gifts have been exchanged and oh what lovelies were had. The turkey and all the fixings filled our tummies along with so many wonderful baked treats that are only made this time of year.
Now comes rest. Once family members return home, the tree and all the decorations will slowly be packed away. The house tidied and items placed back in their pre-Christmas spots around the living room. Once all this has been accomplished, which I like it to be done by the 1st of the new year, then the time to rest will come. The settling in with knitting or to catch up on some reading or much needed napping. The time to relax and the glorious hibernation after the flurry of activity and excitement in the month of December. We have a long winter yet ahead of us. Time to dream and plan for spring and gardens and flowers and waiting for the trees to begin budding ... but for now, for now, these old bones need to rest and rejuvenate.
From this old homestead to yours ... we hope your holidays were filled with family, food and fun and we hope your time to rest is close. Enjoy those leftovers, those gifts and those moments of doing absolutely nothing and please always remember to give your loved ones a hug!