Monday, December 26, 2005

Post Christmas Let-Down

There is something a little sad about the day after Christmas. The garbage is full of torn wrapping paper and the refrigerator is full of leftovers. The family is off in different corners of the house using or playing with thier Christmas gifts. And the needles are giving up and falling off the Christmas tree. It's just a bit sad.

I would imagine that for the avid shoppers, the day after Christmas is just as great as Christmas because they are finding all those deals which will take them to next Christmas. (I am not a shopper and you won't find me anywhere near a mall today!) But for many of us, the frantic rush up to the holiday leads to a let-down when it is over. The thought of having to go back to work or having to deal with crowds to make returns or exchanges is tiring just to think about.

I guess I am feeling down more this year just because out of the four of us, one is getting over a cold, while the other three are getting it! It also seemed as though Christmas came before we were ready.

But dinner was great, dessert was tasty, some family was here to share the day (meaning we didn't have to pack up and travel anywhere!) and the girls were very happy with their gifts. So, all in all it's been good. And now the lull between Christmas and New Year begins.

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