Friday, December 23, 2011

A Quiet Almost-Christmas Morning

"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.  

1 comment:

Maria said...

I like your tree and even though Christmas is over, I am going to Blog and post some of my pictures~ thanks for the inspiration!

Happy 2012!

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