I just had to chuckle when I read a recent post by my blogging friend, Chris, at Stuff As Dreams Are Made On. In his post, “Christmas Time Is Finally Here,” he shared with us that it just hadn’t felt like Christmas yet because the temperatures in his town had been a balmy 85 degrees. But he was happy to report that the weather had changed, the temperature had dropped to 41 degrees, his teeth were chattering in the car, and it finally felt like Christmas time! Well, I’m happy to report that it finally feels like Christmas time here, too! Different reasons, though.
Christmas time is finally here for me because I didn’t have to get up this morning and teach second grade! “Winter Break” has arrived, and for the next two weeks I’m going to enjoy family (the Grandboy is coming for Christmas!), festive fun (we’re all looking forward to our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of homemade spaghetti), and freedom! And I have to admit to being very, very tired, too … after my first holiday season with second graders, I’m going to need a few naps to catch up with myself!