We’re staying in DC for the holiday. We have all of the city Christmas things on the agenda, and it will be so relaxing to be sleeping in and lounging on Saturday, vs. attacking the traveling crowds and flying across the country (i.e. my “normal”). This time, my parents will be flying to us, and I can’t wait to have them here!
But, something about Christmas tells my nostalgia that there should be a warm house, a large tree, and a few days out of the city and in the small town atmosphere where you have no obligations (and not much to do, anyway).
Stress wasn’t invited to the party, and I let the door hit it on the way out. Breathe, relax, pack the car and hit the road!
We visited D’s family for the weekend, in North Carolina, and it was just what this season needed to feel like it is definitely Christmas time!
We hung around the house, sat by the space heater, ate a few too many handfuls of holiday M&Ms and candied pecans, opened gifts, cooked dinner and went to a movie. I also joined Mrs. C for Zumba – when in NC, right? (Zumba is a blast, by the way.)
Broccoli may have been the only green thing that I ate all weekend, and that dancing class may have been the only time my heart rate exceeded “resting”. And that’s what a holiday weekend is for.
One Christmas celebration down, and one to go! We’re very lucky to have the families that we do – and lucky to have two weekends in a row to spread some holiday love around.
Happy Holiday week – whatever it is you’re celebrating!