The holiday season isn’t quite over; there’s one more weekend before the world returns to normal on January 5. But I’m getting a head start.
Spent the afternoon organizing receipts and getting ready to file our taxes. Pulled several boxes of documents from my former business life to be shredded. Thought about what I want to accomplish in the New Year. And took a nap.
It’s not that Earl and I reveled crazily as the ball dropped at midnight in Times Square. Heck, when he asked me if he should run out and buy goofy hats and horns, I said “No.” Instead, we had an early dinner at a favorite restaurant last night and settled in to hibernate as 2014 disappeared. We didn’t even make it to eleven o’clock.
We’re still in hibernation mode today. It seems most appropriate after the whirlwind Christmas holiday with my family and Earl’s last week. I had cleared my December calendar to focus on preparations so that I could enjoy every single moment unruffled. It worked. It was wonderful. It was the Best. Christmas. Ever.
Which is why organizing tax receipts and clearing closets might seem anticlimactic but really is a way to return to reality after the magic.
Happy New Year to all.