Last week, I returned from a vacation after Christmas. We'd left Christmas afternoon and drove six-seven hours to see Handsome's mom and other family members. The next day, we drove to our vacation destination.
Where we stayed was snow-covered and quite beautiful. In fact, we had mostly gray days with flurries and a snow during our stay. All I wanted to do was stay in bed and read.
Then we drove home with tiny-tiny sleet pelting the windshield. The roads were clear--thankfully. We drove over a pass and into sunshine spreading into a valley. That didn't last long. A thick fog blanketed everything. Normally, we see hills and antelopes. I could see the cars in front of me and considered it lucky we could accelerate to 60. We did make it home, tacking an extra hour on our return.
And what did I find upon my return from relaxing, reading and stitching needlepoint? Christmas. Nothing had been put away. All exactly where I'd left it.
Sigh. And that got me to thinking that all I did this year was rush-rush toward Thanksgiving, then Christmas and didn't enjoy the journey. And rush-rush to leave only to come home to have to put things away.
I'm vowing to do better. Maybe I need to plan better. Maybe I need to relish the simpler things.
So think of me today as I finish packing away the holiday decorations. I'm serving cocktails if you want to join in the fun!
How about you? Did you rush-rush through the holidays?
Vicki Batman is back working on her 2nd romantic comedy mystery and a short story for submission. Find her latest, Temporarily Employed at: Amazon .
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