Monday, December 26, 2011

The Day After Christmas...

My golden retriever, Buddy Holly, wishing Christmas was more than just one day...
Ah, the day after Christmas...

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:

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.



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2 comments:

Barry Napier said...

Yeah, I have that same CD and that's absolutely one of my favorite tracks...I'm still a sucker for "Christmastime is Here" though. I still have it set as the ringtone on my phone, much to the dismay of my co-workers.

Kells said...

I LOVE Christmastime is Here. And you still have one more day of Christmastime in my book!

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