10:49 a.m. - 2006-12-28
I am finally taking the remaining days of my 2006 holidays, and don’t have to return to work until January 3rd. The Hubby had to go back to work today, and he was none too pleased. Poor guy. I on the other hand am completely enjoying the fact that I am completely, totally, absolutely alone (well, Digit our cat is around here somewhere, but she doesn’t get in my way) in my own home for the first time in days. Is that so wrong?
Christmas has come and gone. I felt like I hadn’t come up for breath until the 26th, and then I wondered what happened. My In-laws came and joined us on Christmas Eve day, and left on Boxing day. It has been such a long summer and fall, that I really wasn’t in the mood to entertain anyone this year. I was out voted.
Christmas Eve day was horrid. I spent most of the day crying – for no apparent reason. And only wished to go to bed and not wake up until the 26th. I was in a foul mood to boot. Depressed and foul – not a good combination. The very last thing I wanted to do was make Christmas dinner - - - I didn’t escape that either. Thankfully I love leftovers.
My husband spoiled me for Christmas - loads of crafting supplies to take me into the New Year. Now the pressure is on to create, create, create! I believe this is the first year EVER that I didn’t receive a single thread of clothing – of any kind. Unheard of.
I particularly missed my mom this Christmas. We were never close, or good friends, but she was my mom, and everything just felt a little weird just knowing she was no longer with us. When I called my brother in California “weird” was the only word that either one of us could come up with. Her birthday is in January, so I’m expecting much the same ‘weirdness’ all over again.
I am, on the flipside, totally enjoying my new laptop. As I write, I’m sitting on the couch in our living room, “The View” is on the TV, and here I am … typing an entry. What fun. And just having the convenience of it I am able to sit and relax and catch up on all of you. I’ve always kind of skimmed, but skim no more!!!
I’m also still in my PJ’s, and loving it!
Have a most excellent Thursday!!!