Flushing out the holiday

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” — Morris Fishbein

So, how did you spend your Christmas vacation? Did you visit out-of-town relatives, take a trip to a warmer climate, or did you gather ’round the fireplace at home? True confessions: Our family’s Christmas holiday was intense, to say the least. You can read more about it in this week’s “Our Town” column on Royal Oak Patch. Wishing you a happy — and healthy — New Year! — CL

7 thoughts on “Flushing out the holiday

  1. As soon as I saw the photo I knew it couldn’t be good. So sorry to hear you and Nate were so sick for the holidays. (I hope Doug was at least spared.)

    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2011. I look forward to more great reading on your blog and in your column.

    Cheers, jj

  2. Thanks, Sharon and Joanna — and wishing you a Happy New Year. I will pop over to your blogs to see what you are up to. Sadly, Doug got sick too, and spent Christmas Day in bed.

  3. Oh I am so so sorry! Our holiday was a bit off this year too, but not due to illness. Like you, I am trying to get used to having adult children, it feels like it happened overnight!
    I have decided that as long as things outside my control are changing, and what a fool I was to believe I had any control!, that now is a good time to make some changes myself.
    This year I spent so much time fussing over traditional holiday meals, that I had far less time to enjoy those people I was fussing for! Next year things will be easier, more relaxed, and hopefully I will be too:)
    P.S. I found myself thinking about you so often in the past few weeks….happy thoughts.

  4. Whew! Sounds intense and moving (sorry couldn’t resist the pun 🙂
    I really enjoyed seeing the pics of your gorgeous home! Are those walls sage or grey- I have a thing for grey walls and that pic makes it appear to be a dove grey?

  5. Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone. We’re all back to our normal routines (although my “normal” isn’t exactly as normal as I’d like, as you’ll read in an upcoming post). Glad to see so many of you are on the same page as far as “holiday fussing” goes. I think we learn to calm down about all this by the time we settle into midlife.

    Starrlife, you asked about the color of the living room walls. They are actually a soft, muted green — sage, is what I call the color. They do read as grey in the photos.

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