It’s the day after Christmas and my holidays have just begun.
Having worked 8 days straight leading up to the big day, I didn’t really have the chance to appreciate the season. I’d get up early to wrap a few gifts before beginning my long commute in. Then I’d pick up another gift or two on my way. I’d work 10-12 hours, come home and crash, and do it all again the next day.
No time to bake. No time to enjoy Chip and Amp. No time.
I finished my final shift at 9pm on Christmas Eve, and arrived home to find Link in my kitchen! He, too, had worked that day, but his boss had let everyone go home early. So he got off to an earlier start than expected and arrived “home” a short while before I did. So at 10:00pm on Christmas Eve, our holidays began.
We opened our gifts to each other, saving only the “Santa” gifts for Christmas morning. Our much smaller living room was stuffed with people, presents and crumpled wrapping paper. But it was also filled with laughter, chatter, and love.
Link is only home for a few days, so we all took off work to spend time with each other. We’re planning to bowl and see Star Wars, and just be together.
In fact, I am off work until January 4th. Hard to believe, I know! So I will spend the time baking and shopping and singing Christmas songs, and finally getting to enjoy the season.
Merry Christmas to you all from the ShadowRuns!