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December 23, 2015

ten on tuesday: post-christmas anticipation
posted by soe 3:41 am

Cocoa and the Christmas Tree

Carole’s Ten on Tuesday Topic today was 10 Things I Am Looking Forward to Doing after the Holiday Rush:

  1. Sleep. I really don’t think I can emphasize this enough.
  2. Take a few days off from the blog. Between NaBloPoMo and the Virtual Advent Tour, I’ve posted every day but one since November 1st, and I need a couple days off. That said, though, I also really want to get caught up on book reviews so I can actually share my top ten list for the year (as opposed to leaving it stuck in the draft folder, which is what I think has happened for the last three years running). So I’m not positive when the days off will come. We’ll see how I feel over the weekend.
  3. Visit with friends. I’ll see Karen and her kids on Saturday, and hope to get together with Laura on Sunday. If we can catch Eric at home on our drive to or from Connecticut, that would be a bonus.
  4. Veg in front of the fire at my folks’ place. Doze. Read. Knit. Watch Christmas movies. Any of those are fair game.
  5. Bake with my parents. Scones, probably, with dad and cookies, maybe, with Mum, unless she’s baked out by the time I arrive.
  6. Figure out our New Year’s Eve movie marathon plans. Anyone seen any movies they particularly recommend? (We saw and liked the new Star Wars film on Friday.)
  7. Read. I’ve still got several days before the end of the year and I have a bunch of books out of the library. Plus, there may be new books under the Christmas tree.
  8. Admire the Christmas lights of New Jersey. Residents who live along the Garden State Parkway seem to realize that road-weary travelers need a boost and whole blocks erect displays.
  9. Finish my lightning shawl. It’s been on the needles for a couple years and it’s time to complete the last bit and start wearing it.
  10. Forgive myself for the sad Christmas season I’ve had. Recognize that sometimes the whole season lists, not just the tree. Finish the uncompleted things that I can after the holiday. Let go of the things that I can’t or that really don’t matter. Attempt to figure out the difference.

How about you? What are you looking forward to doing?

Category: christmas/holiday season. There is/are 5 Comments.

Yes, it’s crazy but sometimes we can’t really enjoy the holidays until after the holidays.


Comment by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 12.23.15 @ 6:26 am

Love your list!

And yes, READ!

Comment by AsKatKnits 12.23.15 @ 8:12 am

Have a wonderful Christmas and a lovely break!

Comment by Bridget 12.23.15 @ 9:03 am

reading is the top of my list besides knitting, as if I could knit more…Love your list! have a good Christmas 🙂

Comment by karen 12.23.15 @ 9:08 am

David and I both got colds in the very beginning of December, which knocked us flat for the first two weeks and didn’t really allow us to get up feeling great once the worst was over.

We haven’t felt well enough to go through the effort of putting up lights outside, and now that we’re almost feeling like we could get through it without coughing to death, the weather has been rainy. Also, it’s so close to Christmas that it feels not worth the trouble to put them up as they’ll need to come down so soon.

We got past that crumby feeling and put up our tree today. No ornaments, just lights, but it’s more than nothing, and puts just a little bit more christmas cheer where there wasn’t any before. It helps.

Comment by Grey Kitten 12.23.15 @ 8:08 pm