I left work tonight POSITIVELY ECSTATIC for the next 11 days.
They will be filled with friends and family, New Jersey and St. Croix. (Two very similar places, obviously.)
I left work feeling a little sad that I wasn’t fully in the Christmas spirit because I spent so much time at my desk this month.
And then I looked up and saw this.
And walked home, past Madison Square Park, understated in white Christmas lights.
I got home and opened some friends’ Christmas cards.
And saw my sweet little Christmas tree.
And thought of all the ways I’d celebrated this month:
I did plenty of celebrating, but it won’t really be Christmas until I’m with my family. Given recent current events (Sandy, Newtown) and my own recent struggles, I’m going to hug them a little closer, put down my iPhone (a little bit) and enjoy every damn second.
And watch Elf everyday.
Oh, and start and finish all of my shopping this weekend. Oops.
What’s your favorite part of the holidays? Any fun travel plans next week?