A fresh start. That is what the day after Christmas always feels like to me. The calm after the storm so to speak. Not that Christmas is a storm in a bad way but there is pressure to get everything done and make it magical for the people you live with. Today, it's all new, bright sunshine, cold but no wind, no agendas, no long to do lists, no pressure. Ahhhh, just the warm glow of happy family and a successful Christmas celebration and a New Year with fresh beginnings to look forward to. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We have one more family party this weekend, one that we always look forward to. We don't exchange gifts so there is nothing to do but make something yummy to take and visit with the extended family, which in this family is a bit silly because we are so close there is no "extension" to it. Today we went out to lunch at a delicious new restaurant with our girls, a little clean up, a movie and the book store tonight (just to hang out with coffee and the latest magazines.) Tomorrow, I am having a Johhny Depp film festival with my niece and just putting my feet up (eat your heart out Mrs G!) On another note, in all the hullabaloo of Christmas the winter solstice was completely ignored. I am not heavily into the solstice or anything but it bears mention that from now on the days are getting LONGER instead of shorter every day and for a sunshine junkie like me that is a BIG deal! Yay! So on that note, I will leave you to go enjoy the sunshine and the feeling of freedom that this day after Christmas brings. I hope you all enjoy your new beginnings too!