Yesterday afternoon I carried out the drying cedar and put away most of the Christmas things; I'm not one to leave them out until the new year. The tablecloths have been stripped from the tables and washed free of the crumbs of plenty; the napkins have been washed and ironed, ready to be slipped into their drawer until another year passes.
All our family was together for Christmas, minus the two oldest grandchildren. We chose not to have a traditional meal; instead we had soups, chilies, and salad. Great meal without much work for any one person. Lily brought a new game she got for Christmas, called Apples to Apples, and I think the grown-ups enjoyed it as much or more than the younger ones. Anyway, it sure got loud with all the happiness. This game could be very educational if the players would actually study the words.
Now it's time for a new start; I wanted to open my new jigsaw puzzle today but there was too much housework waiting. I don't make resolutions for the new year, but just take things as they come.