Today is the fourth day of Christmas! I am finding that extending the Christmas season until Epiphany is a good thing.
In years past the decorations would have already been taken down and all evidence of the celebration would be gone. This year I am taking it down as I put it up -- slowly -- a little at a time. I am still enjoying the Christmas village so I don't mind it staying up until January. The room is going to look very different when it is gone.
Yesterday was a very good day. The weather was beautiful so I was thrilled to get out and about with my daughter and granddaughter. We had lunch at La Madeleine and did a bit of shopping at Target and Charming Charlie. Then we took in a flick -- Mary Poppins Returns -- at Cinemark. The day ended with hamburgers at Chapps. It was such a relaxed, slow day -- I loved it.
Today sees me with all four grandchildren for a while. I hope they can entertain themselves because I am really gimpy this morning. I have a lot of games and things so surely they can handle it for a little while. I hope.
I am doing a bit of planning for the new year. My routine has to change and I have already started making moves toward that. I also need to get on a grocery shopping rotation, I used to always have a 'grocery' day but now, not so much. That doesn't work for me. I am a person who needs routine and since Hubs has retired, routine seems to be a thing of the past and, in short, it is making me cra-cra.
I have learned a lot during this season of Advent and now Christmas. It is like I am looking at things with new eyes. I guess you are never too old to learn new things.
So, I am off to work on my new routine. I have some late Christmas stuff to take care of --