The Day After

by Sherry Riter in Holiday

The rain fell all day nearly washing me away with the snow.

With the disappearing snow went Christmas.

snow globe

The anticipation of Christmas day culminated in its arrival and celebration with family.

We ate, opened gifts, talked and laughed.

One of us ate a piece of all the desserts, had an insulin reaction and went into a very sound sleep.

It felt so nice to just fall into a deep slumber surrounded by loving family.

Christmas tree decorations

Now it is back to business as usual except that I am still surrounded by the beauty of Christmas.

Christmas tree decorations

And all the crafty mess from making presents which were excitedly received with approval.

That was a relief considering all the time spent trying to get them just right up until the final minutes before Christmas…7:30 a.m.

Next year I will be finished with everything by the end of October the way that I used to do it.

Then there won’t be any rush or panic in fear of not being finished with all the gifts.

I will be relaxed.


Just waiting…

to put the tree up again.

Christmas tree decorations

The best of all gifts
around any Christmas tree:
the presence of a happy family
all wrapped up in each other.
~Burton Hillis~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Under the Influence December 27, 2009 at 5:04 am

Sounds like you had a great day! It rained here all day, too, but it couldn't wash away all the excitement and laughter going on in my house.


2 Oh Sew Good December 27, 2009 at 11:21 am

You and me both! I've never felt so unprepared for Christmas as I did this year. I'm hoping to have mine finished by August. 🙂


3 Jayde December 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Stopping by from SITS. I love the artsy images of the Christams tree ornaments. Great post!


4 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful, if exhausting, Christmas. I love the quote "the presence of a happy family" is the best present!


5 Lil Ms Snarky December 27, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I'm visiting from SITS!! I read your about me page and we have a TON in common!! the red hair, dry sense of humor, etc. i'm going to add you on twitter!



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