I'm a surVIvah! I'm gonna make it!
Ok, so during normal times I would probably not even admit that I like the Destiny's Child song from this post's title.
Or that I own it.
Or that I listen to it several times weekly, most often at the gym.
Or that I look forward to the cheesy opening synth riff.
But it's a new day, and I'm coming clean. I totally heart that tune!
It's a new day because I have officially survived Christmas. Without tears, without losing my mind, without harming small children or elderly people.
Granted, it was different, and not all good, and many, many baked goods were harmed (note to self: work on finding a new coping mechanism) but here I am on the other side, having observed some miracles and some real sweetness.
But I'm really looking forward to taking the tree down, scrubbing the house, and experimenting with a slightly more ascetic January. Discipline, reflection, activity...all buzzwords.
Hoping your holidays were merry and bright, and as sparkly as my girls up there. :)
- Bacon. My darling mother-in-law made a metric ton over the last two days. Nothing is as lovely as waking up to that smell...
- Emergency medical personnel...with 2 family members in the hospital over the holidays (both released on Christmas Day, thankfully), I'm reminded of how amazing these folks are, and how much I take their services for granted.
- A dog that travels well. Whew!
- Quiet homecomings.