So, for the second year in a row, we’re doing what had previously thought to be unthinkable – we’re staying put for Christmas and New Years. And we’re pretty darn happy about it.
Last year was the first time in many many moons that I hadn’t gone back to the East Coast at Christmastime – it was magical to celebrate the Holidays for the first year in our new house. We were ecstatic. We threw a NYE party that took a lot of prep. The time went by really quickly.
This year, we’re looking for a very quiet Christmas at home. The combination of fortuitous placement of Christmas and New Years Day on the calendar and generous holiday vacation policies mean that we’re both off from tomorrow (Christmas Eve) until the 5th of January. Yep, 12 days for Christmas. Pretty sweet.
There are no big plans (other than to figure out what Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners will be…) and we agreed to rein in our gift-giving to one another. We trundled off to the library and each got a big stack of books, so there will be reading and card-playing, and piano, and some movies to watch. Maybe go for a hike or two. Sounds perfect to me – though as with all vacations I’m sure the time will pass all-too-quickly.
Here’s hoping everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season!