Saturday, January 06, 2007

Twelfth Night

That would have been last night, the night before the Twelfth Day of Christmas, also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. We celebrated here at The Hideaway by going to bed early with a good book and a cup of Sleepytime tea. New flannel sheets and a new woolen blanket make bedtime very appealing on a deep dark stormy winter night.

Today is the Holiday Purge when all decorations, lights, wreaths, candles, baubles, bows, and various other decorations are boxed up and taken to the storage shed. Gifts are put away or put to use and cluttered surfaces reappear waiting to be dusted.

Tomorrow the family with gather for lunch and an afternoon of poker and puzzle (we STILL haven’t finished the Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving Feast one we started some time back). Hopefully we will polish off all the snacks, crackers, dip, cookies, etc still lurking about and prepare for the Healthy Eating Program we all are anxious to return to.

This marks the official end of the 2006 HOLIDAY SEASON. A wonderful one with many joyous moments and lots of family time. Now we venture into 2007 hoping the year will bring happiness, prosperity and good luck.


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