There are a couple of days here at The Aerie starting around noon on Christmas Day when nothing happens. And I mean nothing.
After the gifts are open, we all settle in (the “all” this year, like last year, was The Beloved, her mom, Penny and me) for a few days of catching our breath, reading, napping and maybe watching a schmaltzy Christmas movie, or two.
Even Penny has been laying low. She’d pulled something on dog beach last week and was pretty gimpy so her vet put her “on the DL” – so she’s been on puppy-Vioxx and on a “no-running” policy since then and has spent a good part of her time gnawing on new toys and sleeping in the sun.
Yesterday, we took the Beloved’s mom to the airport so she could head home and today you can start to feel the pulse of life beginning to pick back up. Laundry is getting done, work calls and emails are being attended to, errands are getting checked off. Even Penny is beginning to make it clear that she feels that “we’ve had enough of the downtime, I need to RUN!” – and fortunately for all of us, she’s officially off the DL tomorrow.
It was a great Christmas here – happy and joyful. And it’s been a great couple days of quiet recharging, too. The New Year is right around the corner – time to get going!