I had today off from work and managed to get an enormous amount accomplished, albeit slowly since I am coming down with a cold. Not an at-death's-door kind of thing but a I'm-tired-and-my-throat-hurts-and-I-have-a-head-full-of-snot kind of thing.
I baked the babka for Christmas morning and the chocolate torte that tradition (and my family) demands. Both went well. I did the laundry and cleaned the house and wrapped the presents.
And then I took a nap.
We were invited over to Patrick's mother's house for a holiday buffet and while the wise choice would have been to stay home, we went for a short while. I'm sure it was nice but my heart (and the rest of my body) just wasn't in it. Pk and Kate are out doing some father/daughter bonding time and shopping. I am sitting on the bed in my pajamas with a cup of tea and some throat lozenges. I plan to go to bed early and sleep late and be as lazy as humanly possible tomorrow.
That won't be difficult. The only thing on my agenda is to bake some cut out sugar cookies so we can decorate them in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to it. And I promise to take photos of the creativity. Pk and Kate have accepted this as a personal challenge to come up with unusual designs. If they start drinking the eggnogg I made, they could be interesting indeed.
The weather is clear and cold and windy tonight. It's the kind of cold that blows right through you so I thought I'd make myself a cowl to wear. I have scarves and hats (but I hate hats) and never saw the usefulness of a cowl until I saw someone pull one up over her head and voila, a hood that will not mash my hair and make my head itch.
I expect that tomorrow will fly by as it always does now that I'm an adult (funny how slow Christmas Eve went when I was a kid). I plan to do some knitting and put my feet up and let everyone wait on me. I expect Em sometime early in the afternoon and Kate will be here around the same time. Em and Jim will spend the night and Kate will come over with Patrick after they walk the dog in the morning.
I just didn't want the time to slip by without having the chance to wish you all a good holiday.
I wish you peace and love and contentment. Cold eggnogg and warm hugs. Laughter and joy and the ability to recognize how lucky we truly are.