Oh yes, the days have been getting shorter…such few daylight hours in the day but today it is official. I actually only notice this cause when I leave the house at 7:30 and return at 6:30 p.m. it is still or already dark.
Since yesterday, I am officially on holiday. For the next two weeks, I am free of time tables and can plan my days as I please. I had been counting down the days and never expected to feel so happy, as I stepped out of our office building. What a rush, after 10 months of work to have 2 weeks off!
Life has been so busy, that I barely noticed Christmas time was coming. For years and years, our Christmas tree was up from the 1rst of December till the 6th of January. This year I haphazardly pulled out and put up a few decorations at the beginning of the month and left it at that. (Maybe I will take my youngest today to get a tree).
But the tree is not the only thing missing. Up until yesterday, I had not even thought about presents or food. I find it strange today, that for years I crafted, baked and prepared in advance. But then again, I always had more time. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining – far from it. Change is good too and maybe now I will appreciate the time I get to spend with my family and friends much more than before. Time is precious and time spent well with the ones you love is always a gift. Sometimes we forget to be grateful for the little things!
Life is good!
With a little music, it is even better: