It has been nice to have a long Christmas season this year. I woke up this morning enjoying the fact that Christmas Day is a week away, most of my to-dos are done, and most of my major social commitments are done. I actually feel like I can enjoy this next week, which is the way it should be.
So, it's time to sit down with a hot cup of tea (or Gluhwein) and listen to Christmas carols while watching the lights on the tree. I don't need the hustle and bustle, nor standing in lines in a store. I don't need another party (after a while aren't they all the same?). I've still got presents to wrap, grocery lists to make and maybe a batch or two of ginger snaps.
Christmas is a beautiful time. I'm thankful for a little time to enjoy peace and good cheer.