It is 8:52 AM on January 1st, 2018. I would have preferred to write this in the early morning as usual but I was absolutely exhausted yesterday, went to bed early and slept until 6:15 AM which is very late for me. I woke up and began all the usual chores and only now have some time in which to mildly ignore the children so I can get this New Year’s post in.
The time is 6:31 AM on December 26th, 2017; the day after Christmas.
I always love the holiday season starting with Halloween back in October. It is difficult to believe that the main event, Christmas, is now already over and 2017 just about one for the history books. Today is one where you still feel the Christmas glow as the kids get to continue playing with their new toys, there is plenty of leftover Honeybaked Ham and work (at least for me) is extremely slow and I most likely (knock on wood) won’t have to do anything today. I never take off this time of year because why waste a vacation day when activity is pretty much dead?
It is 6:00 AM on Christmas morning, 2017. I had planned on writing this post in the quiet morning before everyone awoke but my eldest woke up at 4:30 AM and is very excited so no chance on getting him to go back to sleep. So here I sit, in front of the T.V. fireplace while my son watches his iPad and we give my wife and other son some more time before we are obliged to wake them up to open presents.