Wednesday, December 30, 2009

An After Christmas Calm

As I sit at my computer, looking out to what has become a damp and sullen morning, I can feel a calmness all around. It is a soft and lazy time in our home...the time that falls between Christmas and New Year. The Christmas boxes are still stacked on the dining room table and half of the decorations have been taken down. What looked like this last week...



Now looks like this (yuck...I really think I hate those pillows)....



There are newly unwrapped books...



and toys... all about.



These are the last acceptable days for snacking on the sweets my daughter made...





And it's officially okay to take a "catnap" at any given time...



Our Christmas was quiet and fun. But, I must admit ~ our Christmas Eve started off with a glitch...



My husband was bit on top of the hand by a neighbor's dog. Look closely and you can see that the bite mark looks like it says the word "silly"...



His hand is healing nicely and the bruising and swelling have almost gone. It made for an unforgettable Christmas Eve!

I am looking forward to the new year, but as usual, I am a bit fearful as well. This family could use some easier times.

I am looking forward to getting back to work...



and back to my gardens...





I hope you are having a soft and lazy week as well.

Kim
Gerushia's New World

7 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Kim,

Looks like you had a wonderful Xmas except for your husband's dog bite.... ouch!
I hope you have a Happy New Year!!
manon

Sandy Mastroni said...

Happy New Year Kim..... to you and to your 'silly' husband !
That is funny .... glad it is getting better !

Shona Cole said...

what a great peek inside your Christmas. i love that picture of the big 'kids' playing the game ;)

I added you to the collage directory! Yeah! thanks for being a part of it.

Have a lovely new year.

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like a wonderful Christmas at your house. Hope New Years is lovely too. we have all been on hard times, I too look forward to abundance and prosperity this year. so here is to better times! Cheers!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Bright wishes to you and your loved ones, Kim. I hope 2010 brings you many magical moments, happy times, and much abundance. Love & Light. xx

art-and-ghosts said...

Sorry to hear about the bite!
However, i hope that you have enjoyed a memorable and beautiful holiday, and wish you many good tidings for the year ahead.

you are a strong and wonderful being, a joy it is indeed to know you:)

lou x

Amy. said...

I hope your husband's hand heals well. It is strange how it looks like the word silly!!!!

Treat yourself to some new pillows to bring a little smile.

I too am fearful for the new year, but let's make a pact together that we will be happy to face it and not hesitate to take time for creating!!!

All the best to you Kim!
Amy