Saturday, January 5, 2013

Okay....I'm ready for another holiday

The refrigerator is slowly being cleaned out of all those yummy, but not-so-good-for-you foods, as we enjoy our last days with Colin at home. The beer and wine fridge---well, that takes a wee bit longer to get through.  The house decorations are down, the boys are procrastinating on going out into the tundra to take the lights off the house, and the place is ready for some spring cleaning. 

It's sort of a let-down when it's all over---things aren't so sparkly and pretty anymore.  The living room is dark in the evenings and we all miss that tree glowing warmly in the corner. Sigh.

Joe and I are back to work, begrudgingly, and Em is dreading school on Monday.  The worst part is now that her broken ankle is better she'll be back to taking the bus again.--I was driving her for a couple of months while she had the boot on her leg. It's just salt in the wounds, that darn bus.  There's just nothing good about having to return to routine and having to answer to an alarm in the wee hours of the morning.

So, here we sit, in the shadow of Christmas, wondering where the time went.  We have settled into the early darkness of January winter days, and are waiting, patiently for snow to come.  "What good is cold if you can't have snow?" Emma said the other day.  Yeah, I agree.  Why waste all that bundling up on cold?  Bring on the snow, Mother Nature.  And as Hobbes sits peering out the windows, I can't help thinking that he feels the same.

I think he misses the tree too.










14 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I've got cold and snow so come on over and visit.

I've basically decided that I am doing nothing in this time before it all begins again on Monday too. And that worked out well since I put out my back wrestling with the damn goat.

So I too, am back to reality soon with all its boring and everydayness. I think it's why I chose to get married in February - so there'd be something to do in the middle of the no man's land time of year in the calendar.

Grace said...

I should think everyone would look forward to the quiet of January - time to ease back, ease in, make plans or just enjoy the boring day-to-day after the hectic scrambling of the holiday season.

BeadedTail said...

It's really hard waking up with the alarm at 3:40am to go work out and now there's a new muscly guy there at 4am too when it used to be just me and my hubby. I hope he breaks his resolution soon! And going to work when my boss is gung ho over tax season but yet no forms are out. Good thing I still have holiday wine left over to keep me happy!

vanilla said...

I once knew some people who knew a pretty good snow dance. Maybe you can find someone?

Candy C. said...

It is kind of a letdown when all the pretty lights and decorations get put away. I agree with Emma, what's the use of all this cold without at least some pretty snow to look at! :)

Sharkbytes said...

Aw... kind of a sad post from you, Lin. I'm glad Em's ankle is better though. I totally agree about the snow. Have a hug, pallie.

Lynne said...

I find it sad when I take down our tree, which was my project for today. I miss the twinkling lights, they keep our moods brighter, even when it's grey and rainy out! Oh well, I see the stores are gearing up for Valentine's Day, guess I need to do that too!
Happy New Year!

Ann said...

My living room has that empty look to it now too. Be careful about challenging the snow thing there, you just might get way more than you bargained for....lol

Lin said...

Patty--I think you have to have milestones from January thru March to keep your sanity. I'm planning on some house projects this year--cheap ones, but projects just the same. Don't tempt me...I may just show up on your doorstep with a shovel. :)

Grace--I like it to catch up with the blog pallies. I like the quiet nights that allow me to catch up with everyone. But I miss the snow. I would like some snow to go sledding or shoveling or something.

Beaded Tail--Oh my, that is an ugly hour to exercise! I'm going back to the pool now that Em's leg is good--I've been off for weeks now. That's gonna be ugly too. Hope that muscle guy quits...or just goes to another part of the gym to work out.

Vanilla--Well, I can send Hobbes out to do some dancing..but he only wants to go out at night--something not allowed with coyotes in the hood. :(

Candy--Yeah! I want snow too! I don't mind all of the decorations, but I do miss the lights. I like them on the mantel and on the tree glowing.

Sharkey--I didn't realize that until you said it. Maybe it's a let-down and knowing that our family time is waning. :( I like it when we are together driving each other nuts.

Lynne--Can we put up Valentine lights??? :) I like the lights on the mantel and on the tree too. I have some of those lighted branches that I left up on the mantel--I hope that helps a bit.

Ann--We had some ridiculous amount 2 years ago and I loved it. If you are gonna have snow...let's have a LOT! I like when the world shuts down and everyone freaks out.

Daisy said...

Well I am GLAD for the return of my routine. I like routine.

Secondary Roads said...

Sunday, Jan 6, is the 12th day of Christmas (aka Epiphany). Decorations stay up until Monday at our house. The church's annual sleigh ride & chili dinner is scheduled for the 19th. Folks around here are hoping for snow too.

We may be in for another dry spell. I've only had to scrape snow off the driveway (with the tractor) once so far this season.

Kathy said...

Lin -- I love how you paint a picture and a feeling. You nailed this time of year. Ten weeks til spring. Ten weeks....

Lin said...

Daisy--Don't you like it when the Mommeh and the Daddeh are home for a few days, sleeping in late, and spending time laying on the couch with you and Harley? THAT'S the routine I like!!!

Chuck--Oh, I sure hope you get snow for that sleigh ride 'cuz going over rocks and grass doesn't sound nearly as fun. :(

Kathy--Those are ten very long weeks, Kathy. I remember my days as a SAHM and we would take January, February and March one month at a time. The walls seemed to close in on us during that time of year! Ugh.

Secondary Roads said...

Lin, In case of no snow. They bring wagons and run them with the horses to end of the dirt road (about 0.5 miles) and come back.