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Christmas Break is like first falling in love.  You can’t possibly sustain all the wonderful feelings in everyday normal life, but it sure is fun for a time.  We have been overeating, overdrinking, oversleeping, overhiking, overtalking and overlaughing for over a week now.  I think I’m developing bed sores from sleeping in every morning and pruney skin syndrome from too many bubble baths. There’s a Danish word for cozy called “hygge” (pronounced hue-guh) that perfectly describes the essence of what I aspire to be at all times, and I think we’ve even outhygged ourselves. We’ve sung carols, lit our Advent wreathe, opened presents, looked at lights, watched movies, rented a cabin, sat by fires, mourned celebrities, read books, climbed a mountain, made cookies, ate cookies, opened cards, enjoyed St. Louis visitors and played with our new toys. Sunny received two large bones in her stocking and has spent the week burying them, digging them up, and burying them again, over and over, delaying her gratification for another time unlike the rest of us. If I never eat another chocolate morsel, salted carmel or toffee treat I will be happy.

Easy & uneventful January, like a wonderful old marriage, we are almost ready for you.

4 comments

Pappy T

December 31st, 2016

Hey! Who ya callin’ EASY?

Padma

January 2nd, 2017

I was behind on your blog posts and am now thrilled to see all of us braided into your holiday snapshots and stories. What a wonderful time for all of us to share with all of you.

Aunt Jeni

January 4th, 2017

Looks cozy and sounds delightful. Remember Jenianuary is worth celebrating too…it’s just more normal with a little less chardonnay. XOXO

Shauntsies

January 8th, 2017

I’m a little behind, but this is so wonderful! I do hope you’re ready for Jenianuary now!

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