Life is now back to normal.
(I had children home for three weeks. Bear with me, Christmas vacation just barely ended around here!)
The house is clean, the sheets have been washed, the floors have been mopped, the bathrooms have been cleaned, the wash is all caught up, the bills have been paid, and all things Christmas have been put away until next year.
Then why am I so sad?
After all, the house is quiet and my time is my own once again.
I miss my kids and my grandson, that's why!
Which is entirely silly. I couldn't survive if Christmas vacation lasted all year round. It's a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of hard work!
But, having my children home is such a rarity nowadays and I miss them.
This week, I had to say goodbye to my son as he went back to college. We had all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday together and we had so much FUN! We ate too much junk food, bummed around the Mall and Target and World Market, and laughed and laughed and laughed. No one makes me laugh the way my son does.
He's a Chemistry major at college. Obviously he didn't inherit my inability to comprehend math.
So, back to work for me it is. I haven't looked at my newest book, I'm With You, for nearly a month now.
But, this is a good thing. I needed a break from it. Now I can look at it with fresh eyes and see mistakes that I wouldn't have seen when I was so totally absorbed in the writing process.
Also, my early readers promised they'd send me their feedback by Jan. 13th. I'm just about ready for the final round of edits and final read through before sending the manuscript off to my editor. I still have my work cut out for me!
So, no more sadness. My time with my children and grandson was wonderful. Time to cherish the memories and move forward.
Here's a little something to make you smile on a Monday morning:
(My daughter blew my grandson a kiss and for some reason, it tickled his funny bone. My hubby grabbed his camera and we all sat silently so we didn't distract the baby. It's the first time we've heard him giggle like this! Enjoy!)
How about you? Are you relieved the Christmas rush is over? Or are you like me and still missing it?
Until next year, Christmas vaycay. Looking forward to it already!