Perhaps you have had enough of holiday related blogs and are just ready to put the whole holiday experience to rest and forge ahead with everything you have to do in 2010. On one level, I’m ready to do that, too. I have some plans for my writing that entail setting some goals and working toward them, so I need to focus on that.
However, there is still a part of me that is a little sad to see it all go away — all the fun and frivolity and excitement that seems to surround us from Thanksgiving until New Years.
Yesterday, I took my tree down and put all the decorations away. I did that with mixed emotions. On one hand, it was good to have that major chore over and done with, but on the other hand I will miss the lights and the glitter of tinsel. And the hand-crocheted tablecloth I received from my sister this year does not look nearly as nice with a spring centerpiece as it did with the reds and golds of the Christmas centerpiece.
One thing that will remain, however, is the wonderful feelings that the holidays evoked. We had such a good time with family visiting. We had great leisurely meals, sharing the latest news from everyone; walks down the road on a crisp sunny afternoon to meet the neighbor’s donkeys; card games that went on and on in a tournament fashion; and lots of goodies.
We also exchanged gifts, and there were some wonderful things given and received, but for me, the greatest gift was the time spent together. Things will wear out, but this will never lose its magic.
What about you? What are your best memories from this year?