Friday, December 28, 2007

down time

I love Christmas, but I think I love the week afterwards almost as much. For me and my family, it's down time. There's not much that needs to be done and after the hustle bustle of the last few weeks, it sure feels good to be able to sit down and relax a little.

We had snow on Christmas which made for a picture perfect "white" Christmas. We had snow again today [all day long]. That only encourages me to stay inside, pick up a book, watch a movie, play a computer game or two, change my blog layout [you like?], and visit with family.

As I previously wrote, I've had my sister and her family visiting us from California. It's been so nice having them here. We've gone out and done some things, but we've also just hung out around the house. Her kids are entertainment in themselves [a lot of tiny talk around here :)].

It looks like they'll be going home on Saturday. New Year's Day is Tuesday. After that, things will get back to normal. Until then, I'm going to continue to enjoy this time. I hope you, too, are having some down time and using it in a way that feels good for you.

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link of the day:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/photogalleries/topphotos-pictures/index.html?source=F1924

15 comments:

Momma Roar said...

I LOVE the new look Diana - so awesome!!!!

I enjoy the downtime too. My hubby only had off on Tuesday, so I've tried to keep it a somewhat normal week here, minus school.

We actually took the tree down yesterday since the little ones brought the needles down very quickly - and I re-arranged the room the tree was in. Now I feel like I need another project. I enjoy not having a busy schedule right now so that I can do some of those things.

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas and snow - actually, I'm jealous about the snow!!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

The blog looks fantastic! You amaze me. Enjoy your time with family.

We are home from our Texas trip and have some time to just kick back as well. Alicia is gone for the weekend and Jen will be working leaving just the two of us.

jennifer said...

Yes I love the look!

And when I saw that Colorado got snow I smiled thinking yay for diana!!!

Sounds like lots of fun and enjoyment. Enjoy the rest of their stay and save some tiny talk for tuesday!!!!
Jennifer

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Hey Diana!!! OK, when you get time, can you tell me how to get a new header for my blog? Did you do that yourself or did you buy it from someone? I know there are a ton of sites out there where I can purchase a new header or design...but I know nothing about it and I would like to learn to do it myself. Is it hard? I know, too many details, right?

I love it though!!! Very, very cute. Perhaps I need to leave blogger to be able to change it?

I am glad you are having a good holiday. I am too, though I am back at work today. I had a wonderful time with relatives and it was good to have some down time. I still am going to have some semi-down time all next week as I'm off part of the week and Brnadon will be at his dad's for the week (he left this morning :( That actually makes me very sad, but I will use the time to get some much needed cleaning and stuff done. Plus some me time with reading and all.

Sorry I've written a novel.

Dana

Liza's Eyeview said...

I agree about the down time. I like that too :)

SharonB said...

I hear you on the down time!

Yesterday I took down all the decorations...it felt so good! I usually wait until after the first of the year...

I love the new look!

Lori said...

So glad that you are getting some down time. Enjoy.
We are having lots of down time too. We're just getting some R&R and hanging around the house quite a bit(playing lots of games with the kids).

Lynne said...

I'm enjoying the "down time" also. None of that rushing around like the previous weeks. I'm ready for a little hibernation!

Barb said...

Good quote! I enjoyed reading your blog. Like other commenters, we have enjoyed the down time too.

I can imagine all the activity in your house. It will seem much quieter after Saturday. You will still have Dani there though.

Enjoy your last few hours with the Roseville gang!

Penless Thoughts said...

I so agree with you Diana. I love the decorations still being up and things settling down.
Susan

Ruth said...

LOVE the new blog look. You are so talented! I agree about the downtime. After the hecticness (?) of before Christmas, I almost don't know how to stop!! Enjoy your book, movie and visiting!!

Amber said...

What a ray of sunshine your family picture is! And can you believe all this snow? We went sledding yesterday and had a blast. Nothing like a white Christmas....

Short Stop said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I love this after Christmas down time, too. I need it this year...it's gonna get busy in a few weeks!!

I LOVE your new look, too! :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friend! :)

MammyT said...

Christmas week is always a great time. Ours has been a little bit busy, but still a respite from the mad rush. Enjoying your blog.
Nancy

carrie said...

I totally agree with the down time! I always take my tree down (artificial) the day after Christmas and I love the feeling of it being clean and simple in my home.