Here it is, the Sunday after Christmas 2014. For shame, but we have all skipped church this morning, choosing instead to cater to our tired flesh. Three of us are still in bed sleeping and the other two of us are sitting in the living room typing on our laptops, coffee close by. It has begun to snow outside, the weather missing the postcard Christmas Eve by a few days. The gifts have been put away, well at least moved out of the living room so that we can find space on the floor and couches. It's been a wonderful Christmas holiday. The whole family was together which was a gift. I didn't realize how much I really, really missed that over the last couple of Christmas' that Son has been working as a medic on the rigs and not here. I've been savoring every second. Celebrating with extended family has also been a gift. As my parents get older and neices and nephews and my own kids grow into adulthood and into their own lives, I hang onto these moments with more tenacity knowing that one day it's all going to change.
I've been a naughty blogger, having stayed away way too much from the blog. But in my defense, I had really good excuses. First and foremost was the week before Christmas my computer caught a nasty virus that totally hijacked my browser. I couldn't access anything without being whisked away to another page I couldn't get out of. And my wonderful hubby, even though he also had tons to do, tried working on fixing it for me. Because you know, I was in total panic mode that Friday's Fave Five was going to be missed. And for his efforts in the middle of googling on his computer for a solution for my issues, he also picked up a virus. Arrrrgh!! So I just told him to work at it at his own pace. The computer world was not my priority because I was sooooooo behind on Christmas. I'd caught a horrendous cold, an actual real live virus, that totally sapped my energy. For two weeks, I went to bed exhausted and woke up tired. It was all I could do to get through the work day. So there was no Christmas baking, no Christmas shopping, basically no prepping at all. Which left the 5 or six days before Christmas to do it all. (The very same days that my browser went AWOL). If I thought I was panicked about missing Friday's Fave Five, I was super panicked about missing the whole Christmas thing. And throw in their Younger Daughter's Christmas Day birthday and well, I think you might just understand a wee bit.
So now finally I have my computer back so hopefully things will now get back to normal. Well, better than normal because looking back over this year my blogging has not been so great. Neither has my reading, as a matter of fact. I am way behind in the "norm" of the amount of books I usually read. And I miss both. So here's to the last week of 2014. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you all!