|The first Morning Note of 2016,|
featuring animal stickers we got
in the mail.
This first day of school after the new year (for our high schooler) greeted us with a mini snowfall. I offered to drive Younger Daughter to the bus stop, which earned me the title of “The Best Mom in the World.” I think that awards committee was not quite awake.
Since the last time I looked at my work e-mail was December 23rd, I had 328 work e-mails to greet me today. Fortunately most of them say “AUTO: Random Co-worker’s Name is out of the office.” But still, it takes time to delete those. In the end, there were 18 e-mails that vaguely pertain to my work. Deleting e-mails was a good way to get back into work mode.
This past weekend we added four feet to our Advent/Hanukkah paper chain. One of the suggested activities is to “make a gingerbread creation.” Alas, we did not do that this year. But we did get to “give a gift to someone,” “pray to God,” “give someone a hug,” and generally tried to spread good cheer, or at least solace, when good cheer was not appropriate.
Now is the time of year when we have to surf along in the wake of the good cheer that was bandied about leading up to the winter solstice. I am grateful for hot tea and a smidgen more light added to each day. While I don’t set much stock in the secular new year’s celebration, I do wish you all Happy Random Passage of Time!