A Christmas Calm (with a little Pink Martini)

On Christmas Eve, a calm feeling came over me.  Although I still had the entire house to clean for company while Allan prepared a huge Italian feat for my family, I felt like it was no big deal.

Since Halloween, life has been pretty chaotic from birthday celebrations, school projects, races and then the holidays came.  For months, I’ve felt like I was drowning.  But for the first time in months, I felt like I could finally catch my breath and I enjoyed the moment with a few more cleansing breaths while I cleaned.

I suppose I felt calm because this was it.  The last big thing I had been stressing over was now coming to a close.  The presents had been bought and wrapped.  Most of my Christmas cards had been mailed.  All that was left was to enjoy Christmas and I was truly enjoying it, ironically while I scrubbed toilets.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were perfect.  The kids were so excited about all of their presents.  The food was fantastic and we shared lots of laughs and good cheer with our families.  And it felt so good not to worry about anything (school projects, races, blogging) for a little while.

With today being Boxing Day, we’ll spend a quiet day at home cleaning out closets and cupboards to find space for all our lovely new things we received from Christmas and then we’ll donate all our old gently used toys and clothes to charity in the spirit of Boxing Day.  Today could be another calming, therapeutic cleansing day for me in many ways.  At least that’s what I’m hoping it to be.

Although I’m enjoying my Christmas calming and cleansing moments, it leaves room for some new goals and plans for the New Year.  But that’s another post.

What are your plans and goals for the New Year?   

Next week for Music Monday, I would love for you to share a song that captures your plans for the New Year. Will 2012 be more of the same or are you taking on new endeavors? Tell us your thoughts with a tune.

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6 thoughts on “A Christmas Calm (with a little Pink Martini)

  1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Christmas, enjoying it!!!

    My kids always donated their gently used stuff after Christmas too and after the summer (not sure why the summer?). Anyway, I totally understand that feeling of relaxing when cleaning out closets and organizing.

    Enjoy the rest of your Holiday Week!!

    See you next Monday 🙂

  2. I’m glad everything came together for you so that you could calm down enough to really enjoy the time with your family.

    Lovely music for this time.

    I don’t have any made out plans for the new year just yet. Well I do want to start my devotions with the kids and that’s about it. I don’t want it to be pressed, but enjoyed. I do pray with them each morning, so we’ll see.

    Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Enjoy the rest of the year!

  3. Our Christmas was wonderful too., Although it came in shifts it came together nicely. My son & children on Christmas Eve day & usually the children shy away from me, but this time we laughed, hugged, and had brunch together. The Moody Christmas (hubby’s side of the family) it was all good. The Christmas Day I made Lasagna & my youngest son & his clan & my oldest daughter & her’s & fun was had by all. My youngest daughter cannot make it in until Jan 7th she lives in Missouri & due to jobs they cannot come in until then. I totally crashed yesterday & I slept most of the day & I couldn’t speak (no voice t all) throat was not cooperating & today I slept until noon (and no energy at all). HELP! Anyway bored from bed I came in here to see my buddies. Love your songs. I’ve never heard these versions before, but very cool. Glad you had a nice Christmas.

  4. I’m with Dolly, never heard these versions of songs I really like, but they are really good.
    Thanks for always being such a great supporter of ours – it is SO greatly appreciated. You are a fabulous friend!
    Wishing you health, happiness & prosperity in 2012!!

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