|My golden retriever, Buddy Holly, wishing Christmas was more than just one day...|
I woke up today, our living room in happy shambles, turned on my 24 hr. a day Christmas music to hear REO Speedwagon instead (heard from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another you've been messing around...) Bummer. Christmastime is over.
Because I'm not ready for it end and I consider December 26th as Extra Credit Christmas, I turned on my very favorite CD A Charlie Brown Christmas with one of my favorite Christmas songs "Skating" (YouTube link in case you want to hear it, I have it playing in the background right now).
I have big plans the day after Christmas and I tell my daughter this each year-- We have a lot to do tomorrow, I say on Christmas day night, Tomorrow we have big plans and are absolutely required to do...NOTHING!
Today is about squeezing the joy from togetherness for one more day, for winter-breaking it, allowing the day off to happen, to relax and do whatever you wish. Napping is good. Eating chocolate oranges is good too.
This next week I'll be organizing, getting ready for 2012, writing resolutions, maybe even painting the living room, but today, today is for letting things sit as is, as are.
As Andy Rooney says:
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