Tuesday, January 3, 2012

basking in the afterglow.

We've been home for three days now and I'm still trying to surface from under the piles of laundry, stacks of gift boxes, and that holiday hangover feeling. These past couple of weeks have been wonderful...but January 3rd is always a tough day for me as the holiday season feels officially OVER and I realize that, since I live here in the upper Midwest, I'm now in for several weeks (months, to be truthful) of gray skies, nasty weather, and general malaise.

So I'm trying to keep that happy holiday feeling going as I get back to normal life. I'm finalizing my birthday resolutions (I always do them rather than New Year's -- I know, only one day different, but it feels important to me!) and looking forward to getting back to blogging. I should be back on my regular schedule of posts tomorrow -- until then, here's a little pick-me-up picture to keep that ho-ho-ho spirit up and running.

See you tomorrow for some book talkin'!


  1. That owl hat is SO cute. I love the holidays with kids. So much more fun.

  2. Holy smokes. Those cheeks need pinching.

    Love it.