We’re at the very end of December, arguably my favorite time of year. The special padding of time between Christmas and New Year’s always feels like a bonus week that moves extra slow. I really savor it.
I spent most of December working & baking. I really thought this holiday season would be different because of the pandemic, but on the work-front, it was mostly the same! Bustling shoppers (but in masks) loading up on yoga pants for their loved ones. What was different this year is that I did my shopping online, and wasn’t rushing around from store to store to get gifts. On days off, I stayed in pajamas and just relaxed with V. And all in all, it was a more peaceful December than I’ve had in years for that reason.
On Christmas Day we stayed home. I made cinnamon rolls with my sister (a family tradition), but totally from scratch instead of from a refrigerated can. For dinner, my mom made prime rib and I did garlicky, buttery, cheesy potatoes. Recipe here and dang they’re so delicious.
I realize everyone else’s holidays may not have been so relaxing or peaceful. Honestly, a lot of people are out of work and that’s not something that’s lost on me for a second. During the shut down in March, I clung tightly to my savings, not knowing if I’d be laid off or not. I’m so grateful I’m still able to provide for my family.
Something that has been especially weird? Our weather. It was hot all December, warm enough to wear a tank top and enjoy time outside. Thankfully today, it’s cold and rainy and we’ve spent most of our time cuddled up on the couch. ♥️
I hope you had a peaceful December, and I hope 2021 brings some relief for all of us.