The Day After

I think I must have loved the day after Christmas when I was a child because it meant I could stop being good. SURELY Santa was too exhausted from his travels to check back in that early. Now I love the day after Christmas for different reasons. It means I can spend a day NOT shopping, and NOT spending, and NOT running around to deliver presents. I like NOT doing a lot.

That’s why I enjoyed my Christmas day so much. I was NOT cooking and NOT in charge of anything. Moon got up about 8:30 a.m. to begin the festivities. She had a night of NOT sleeping very well. I know because I was with her. She called me into her room because she couldn’t sleep, then decided to ask me questions about a bridge convention called Texas Transfer. Normally I’d be ecstatic that she wanted to talk about bridge, but since it was midnight on Christmas Eve, I wasn’t exactly in the mood. She woke up again at 5:30, tugged my sleeve and gave a cheery “Good Morning”, but I refused to get up. Finally she slept and we were able to start at a decent hour.

We opened presents and gushed over the gifts and JD made bacon and grits which Moon and I ignored in favor of candy, and generally had a wonderful morning of hanging out and playing with our new stuff. Moon got a computer and books and clothes and a watch and a contraption to make friendship bracelets in about 4 minutes and basically now owns one of everything under the sun. I got lots of fun things including a new book which I am loving, and JD, well not only did he get slippers, but also a CAN OPENER. The Tyre’s know how to live, amiright Kittens?

After lounging about for most of the day, we went over to J&J’s for our traditional Christmas Day dinner. I asked if we could bring anything and I was told that we should NOT because it was all handled. See why I love this tradition? So we showed up and ate our weight in yummy food, which included a traditional Jamaican rum cake that is probably illegal in parts of the US. I was NOT watching my calories and ate and drank everything in site. Christmas is awesome on so many levels.

But now it’s over and tomorrow it will be time to get back in the groove. I have work to do and a diet to begin and a gym to visit. I’ve got to get the tree down and the decorations put away and the house cleaned. Basically, it’s time for me to hit the ground running and get a head start on the new year.

I’m totally going to do that. Or NOT.

One thought on “The Day After

  1. We had a good Christmas dinner and good company to visit but I miss the excitement of Christmas morning. Enjoy it while the children are home.

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