Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Christmas season has officially ended. Today marks the celebration of the Wise Men's visit to the Christ Child and the bearing of their meaningful gifts. Though my tree has been down for several days, I admit I like the reason January 6 gives for not rushing that duty. In my unofficial life, however, Christmas doesn't feel as if it's over until the last cookie has been eaten and all leftovers have been dealt with in some way. I don't rush that either. This morning I had the last of Peter's fruitcake cookies with my morning coffee. Pretty soon all remnants of Christmas will be gone, and we will be pressing toward spring.