Today is the most quiet, peaceful day of the year. I woke up this morning with no real urge to do anything. We drank coffee, opened gifts, I played guitar and sang Christmas carols, and we walked the dog. It is crisp and cold outside, and lightly snowing. The streets are so quiet.
It's been a busy lead up to this day; shopping, wrapping, sewing, preparing. Two days ago we were at my in-laws in Toronto and ate our first turkey dinner of the season. I received the most thoughtful selection of gifts, including a pair of earrings I was coveting from A Pocket full of Posies, and an amazing handmade mug from my mother in law who is a gifted potter (I am sipping my coffee out of it this morning). Yesterday we entertained here, then visited with my parents and my little brother and worked on our annual Christmas puzzle, which seems to get harder every year. We will head out there again shortly.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, however you choose to celebrate. I hope you can be with the ones you love, and are able to indulge in something special. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Wonderful New Year!