It's been a busy holiday season, and I've been meaning to write about it all along the way. Instead, I have to settle for this wrapup.
Of course, there were the typical activities of shopping and gift wrapping, decorating and putting up the Christmas tree, all very time-consuming in and of themselves, and oh-so-rewarding as we admired our Christmas finery.
But then there were the other projects.
And then we had our family tradition on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) of going out to breakfast followed by some sale shopping at the Hallmark store.
And just when we thought it was winding down, there's the New Year. There are the friends and family coming over to our house this Eve, and the open house at my sister's New Year's Day. The cooking, the cleaning, the preparations. And the cleaning afterward.
And then, when it all winds down, there's the un-decorating. Boxing things up for next year. Heaving a sigh of relief that the Christmas clutter is all gone.
But that's next weekend. Next year.
For now, I'll be happy to finish this wrapup and end this with a simple message: Have a Happy 2007.