Saturday, December 29, 2012

Just a little longer.....

There's a certain pattern to this time of year. The festivities have ended along with the Christmas songs on the radio. Before long the lights that decorate my neighborhood will go away as well, The anticipation of the season has disappeared along with some of the joy. It's a time I typically dread, but know will come no matter what. Today would normally be the time for me to take down our tree and decorations; put away the cards, wrappings and stockings for another year. 

For some reason I couldn't bring myself to follow the pattern today. In light of all the national news lately, I wanted to avoid a return to reality as long as possible. I wanted to hang onto the spirit of Christmas a little bit longer. People are typically kinder to one another this time of year. They're quicker to smile, offer a greeting, and generally just be happy. Call me crazy for wanting to wrap that up somehow. 

So today, as the snow continued to fall outside the window..... instead of un - decorating, I put Christmas on Pandora and enjoyed the season a little bit longer...

   I want to laugh over my silly snowmen and have the only light in the house come from Christmas lights.

I want to enjoy my stack of Christmas cards from family and friends, near and far. 

 I want to delight in my Christmas stars for one day more.................

 and stay close to the ones I love. Here's hoping we all have more time.......

Christmas Day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp.
Christmas Day will always be
Just as long as we have we........

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas....."


  1. I leave my tree up until the end of January for that very reason! Enjoy it!

  2. Did not know that your post would require a tissue,
    but that's ok. I am going to enjoy this Christmas as much and as long as I can. Hey, how about I leave up the tree and decorate it for Valentine's Day.


  3. Lovely sentiment Adrienne! I'm kind of in a hurry to get to next year because I've had about all I can take of this one. But I understand your feelings.
    All the best my friend!

  4. I'm with you. I am happy to be surrounded by snow and Christmas at least for a few more days. Happy New year Adrienne. xo

  5. @ Anonymous - It makes complete sense especially this year! :)

  6. @ Opinions - thank you for your kinds comments as always :) I have a friend who would convince her father every year to leave their tree up longer and longer and she would change it according to the season. I think Easter was the latest she got :)

  7. @ Barbara - Funny you should say that about wanting this year to be next post has something to do with that so I can sympathize. Just needed some cheer a little longer this time :) Happy New Year to you and may 2013 be wonderful for all of us!

  8. @ Jotter - After no real snow last year it did make it seem more Christmasey this year :) Happy New Year to you as well! :)