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Somehow, every year, I find out once again that all the preparations and stress were worth it, when I see the kid's excited faces and Anders really likes his gift. Sneaking Christmas cookies while the kids are occupied with constructing Lego sets. Laying on the couch listening to new CDs and staring at the Christmas tree until all the colored lights run together. Glad that there is sunshine AND snow. Glad that the gifts I sent to far places were received on time and with joy. Glad that I can really relax now and enjoy a week off. Merry Christmas, my friends.
mood: happy
music: Eva Cassidy—God Bless the Child


I remember that feeling too. The faces all aglow, and I can finally relax and just enjoy the calm and the aftermath.
I wake up today alone, the kids all grown up and living on their own. It's a different kind of feeling and experience now... shifting.
Yet B sang Oh Christmas Tree with me around the tree last night before we opened our gifts (which took a lot less time with just the three of us) and the stockings are stuffed. B and Matt will come by in a while to do stockings, before going off to Matt's mom's for today's festivities. Autumn and Joe will stop by to pick up the pumpkin pie I made for her.

Mmm...pumpkin pie :) I think that since change is inevitable, the best we can do is to find our place within the changes where we can keep our traditions and our spirit without worrying that not everything is exactly "like it used to be."

Yes, that's the dance now, and there are many dancers all trying not to step on toes. When they were small, I was sort of in the lead. Now we all lead and follow simultaneously.
The day turned out great by the way, with surprise family time, spontaneous dance steps.

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