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Monday, December 26, 2011

And a lovely Christmas was had by all...

The kids are happy with all their gifts, I am happy with mine, M loves his. We had family over for a delicious meal, we went to see insane Christmas lights....

We read stories, watched a few Christmas movies, ate leftovers. And now back to real life! I am happily planning next week's homeschooling, since I have decided a loose plan is better than no plan. The house is still surprisingly clean, although there are scraps of wrapping paper lingering about, and a few dishes to catch up on. After two days of indulgence, I am back in the saddle with my diet too - sauteed kale and a baked egg for breakfast, a London Broil marinating in the fridge for dinner - and am trying to convince everyone that we need to go for a walk around the local lake this afternoon. I do have to go grocery shopping, but I don't plan on going to any other stores. Oh, and there is laundry to do... all the getting-ready-for-the-week stuff!

How were your holidays? Do you have to head back to normality tomorrow too?


  1. Beautiful photos, as always! We had a similar day, lovely and calm and contented.

    We try to keep the celebratory mood going for the traditional twelve days of Christmas, obviously to a lesser degree than the big day itself.

    But this year... allergies are kicking up, so the tree is going out tomorrow. Our homeschool year was derailed hugely by sickness (which seems to be going away) so we have a lot of catching up to do. But rather than start school up tomorrow, we're going to take a week or organize, clean, read, and generally get back into a normal routine of getting up reasonably early, keeping the xbox off till late afternoon, stuff like that.

    Hm, I guess I should have just written my own blog post! Oh well!

  2. We're enjoying a week off to read our new books,enjoy some peace and quiet and get our eating back on track. I need to set out a loose plan for when we start back on the 2nd of January. It's going to be hard to get back into the groove after such a nice break! Sounds like you really had a nice Christmas...love the Insane Lights Tour!


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