"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home."
~W.J. Ronald Tucker
It figures that today, the first day of Christmas vacation, I would be up with the birds. I'm like that, though. I enjoy getting up early, especially on days that I don't have to work. That way, you see, I can relax, sip hot coffee, watch the morning news and relish the idea that I am not accountable to a single person. The extreme hustle and bustle of my typical work day finds itself in a forgotten corner and I'm permitted the slightly flighty and irresponsible attitude of a regular person.
So I'm wide awake, taking in the awesome feeling of freedom, which I plan on enjoying for the next 10 days.
Hallelujah-what a glorious gift.
I'm currently perched on the couch, having just spilled an entire cup of coffee all over me. Nice one, huh? But honestly I wasn't all that bothered. On a typical morning, the kind when I am up and doing school work by 5:00 am, I would have been peeved, running around in crazy, frazzled clean-up mode. Not today, though. Today I pushed out my bottom lip, gently sighed, picked up an un-fazed fur child and went to the kitchen for a towel. Thank you, Christmas Vacation, for the calm and stress-free and non-rush mornings. I'm very much in love.
Happy Sigh. So here I sit, surrounded by my twinkle lights and Christmas decorations and the feeling of peace. It just doesn't get much better.