Monday, December 30, 2013

This Side of Christmas

Whew, I made it!  This Christmas season was one of our most quiet seasons ever and I have to say that made every moment more enjoyable.  We cut down on decorations, cookie baking, celebrations, just about every thing.  We also did not take a long break from our lessons.  We decided that since Jeff had to work, we'd work, too.  He had the actual holidays off, but not extra days like in the past.  It turned out for the best.  We are keeping on track and that makes me happy.

We are not doing a lot for  New Year either.  We will have a little sparkling grape juice, share a special meal at home, and stay up a little later, but not midnight, most likely.  On New Year's day we are going to finally have our Christmas ham.  We had so much other stuff on Christmas that we didn't need the ham. It will be just us, and that is fine.  I look forward to a quiet day.  Thursday and Friday will be work days, so a quiet New Year is what we need this year.

Happy New Year!!!

Christmas foodie


  1. We did less decorating, running and even baking. Really made for a more enjoyable time for Mom. Happy New Year!

  2. Sounds like a nice Christmas. Happy new year to you and your family. Heather

  3. A lovely Christmas in your new home!
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  4. Your plans for celebrating simply in the New Year sound inviting! I am hopeful to be able to take down some Christmas decor :)

  5. Happy New Year Friend.. and the only decorations that have to be taken down at our place is the living room.. Daughter and Hubster decorated the ceiling with garland,christmas balls and we didnt do anything else. It was low key and like you we kept things goings as far as lessons go for son.

  6. Happy new year! Your holiday sounds wonderfully peaceful.

    I've been quite busy with one thing and another and am really glad to be able to take time off today.

    The rest of this week we're doing school again, too, and that's good. And today, for New Year's day lunch, we ate chocolate cake, whipping cream, cherry pie filling, and ice cream, just to celebrate. Totally unhealthy, but a good memory for the kids.

  7. So glad you had such a great Christmas. it's always nice to have some down time. :)


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