Thanksgiving is over and most of the leftovers have been ate (eaten).
I think it depends on where you reside in the ole US of A.
Friday, we spent the day taking down all our fall decorations and getting out the boxes of Christmas goodies from the basement.
The tree is up and the decorations have been hung (and adjusted).
The "boys" just don't get that you can't hang three green bulbs right next to each other.
Please ignore the fact that we have been in our house for eight months and still don't have window coverings in our family room.
Last year all our Christmas things were in storage, so it was fun to get out the familiar decorations and put them around the house.
We got back to school yesterday and the day was a tumultuous whirlwind. Getting back into multiplication word problems, phonetic intricacies of spelling words and the study of magnetic force can be a little rough on a 4th grader (and his mother) after a nice five day break.
But, I'm glad to report that today has been so much more peaceful and the seas more calm.
And life, or the music, plays on.
We are settling into one of my favorite times of the year now.
For me, Christmas is a time for reflecting on my faith and spending precious time with my family. My husband reminded me just last week, "In nine years, once DS goes away to school, it will just be you and me rattling around in this house."
I'll think about that another day.