Three days before Christmas, I thought that it could not possibly be three days before Christmas. It felt in the rhythm of life that there had to be at least another week. My sense of timing was all off. Part of it was the late Thanksgiving. Part of it was missing Christmas-themed Sunday worship due to being in the nursery one week, staying home with Caroline the next week when she wasn’t well, etc. Part of it was the total lack of snow. Then we all came down with what I’m assuming was what they are calling Omicron and everything just went on from there. I barely turned on the Christmas music after we got sick because I had the never-ending Omicron headache and did not want to listen to anything. We never even made any Christmas treats although we did manage a very enjoyable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together.
And Caroline was very happy with her gifts.
Christmas officially came and went, but I am still fighting that feeling that I’ve somehow lost a week somewhere and I can’t get it back. Our Christmas decorations are still up and I can’t use the Epiphany or Twelve Days of Christmas excuse any longer. But I comfort myself with the thought that our neighbor across the street had her Christmas tree up (and lit) until Valentine’s Day last year. I can still see a brilliantly decorated house and yard on the next cul-de-sac over when I look out my office window in the evening. So I suppose as long as we get around to taking care of them this week it won’t be too scandalous.
Even our annual January tax appointment is scheduled a week later than usual this year. Maybe I’m not the only one feeling like everything is off by a week?
Speaking of decorations… The picture is new ornaments. Caroline and David were out Christmas shopping when Caroline found these ornaments at the Hallmark shop. She was thrilled to find one with her name since it isn’t one of the always available names. There are NEVER ornaments with my name, but they bought an extra white one and David repainted it so I would also have one. I have a pretty great husband and daughter.
How was your Christmas? Do you feel like you lost a week somewhere?