I'm not sure why Christmas continues to feel like such a slog, but there you have it. It feels like a slog through the day and then it's over and I begin to feel better. The girls liked their presents and we had a lovely dinner and watched Shrek 3, which reminded me of how important it is to value what we have in the here and now.
I was even thinking about that as I did the dishes over the past few nights. So many chores in life are more enjoyable when I can live in the moment of doing them and not jump ahead to the future of what I might be doing (or would rather be doing). It's a breath of air and it feels ever so much better.
I'll pull together a better, longer, more thoughtful post later, but I wanted to check in.
I hope all of you had a delightful sober Christmas. If not quite, I hope you got through okay.