Well that and time off of work.
Luckily I have been off for nearly a week now and it has been quite worth it. I definitely needed the time off and to rest and get some sleep. It has been delightful. So far the part was the long and quiet walk around the neighborhood looking at the lights from Christmas. It was cold though so I wasn't out as long as I might have liked, but perhaps next time. At least I didn't freeze to death!
Least favorite so far has been the hideously long drive to Duluth and back. No one likes to drive, but I am glad to have gotten to spend time with my boy-o on Christmas day. And the weather was nice which was delightful so the drive was easy compared to the last time I had to deal with that.
Pictures I have though are the things that remind me of the holidays....
Cookies - handmade by my mom
|A month's worth of work - delicious and delightful!|
Family - Wild and Wacky
|Kieran and a video game|
|Mom, Leah and John in the common gathering place - the kitchen|
|John in his great new hat|
|Biggest view of the table|
|Better view of just the center piece|
|Place setting with Christmas cracker - silver chargers from the dollar store. I love the dollar store!|
|Better view wherein you can see how warm the room was with just the candlelight going.|
|All lit up|
|Playing with the camera settings. I think I need to learn a bit more about how to use my camera|
|Kieran on my tree|
|Using the flash - almost all ornaments are homemade - such a nice feeling...|