I’ll admit that I’m starting to feel the typical end-of-the-year reflections. What has changed, what has gotten better, what has gotten worse. All of the things I might put on a Christmas letter if I were inclined to write one. I’m also thinking about ways to recognize my blogging friends and also how to keep myself motivated and feeling renewed at the same time.
It’s been quite a week. A week full of posts and products and preparation for Christmas. I don’t feel ready. I’m never ready. But changes are a foot.
I was tweeting with someone last night and it struck me how I prefer Fridays over Saturdays. EVen though typically, Saturdays are the best because the whole day is free, I love Fridays because you have the anticipation of what is to come. You still have the whole weekend ahead of you.
It got me to thinking about the whole year, as someone else also mentioned. I guess I feel like most of the year is a Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday or yes, even Friday. It is the anticipation of great things. And then Christmas Day comes. It’s a culmination of the whole year for me. And just as with Saturdays, within a day, the joy and the anticipation is gone.
The week between Christmas and New Years’ is just about the weirdest time for me. It feels like limbo. We’re no longer looking forward to Christmas and yet we can’t start thinking about the next one.
Then January finally rolls around. And it feels like here we go again. We have to start it all over again.
But January is also a time for renewal. I’ve got my heart and eyes set on some new things already. And I’m starting to get excited about what 2012 will bring.
I agree that Friday nights are the best. They hold so much promise and wonder and maybe you can stay up a bit late and sleep in a bit too long the next day. That’s exactly why I don’t like Sunday nights. Because mondays are just around the corner. Le sigh. (It just struck me that I must be feeling pretty le sigh lately because of this comment and my SOCS post. Le sigh to infinity)
I like Sunday evenings the best. The house is coming off the weekend high, clothes are clean and ready for the next week, and the whole family is sitting around doing NOTHING.
I think this time of the year is interesting. We’re all in such a hurry to get to the holidays and then they pass and we’re all mellow after that. I have been thinking I should host playdates and/or parties or moms’ nights and have a post-holiday fun so I can keep it going!
I couldnt’ agree more!! I’m so excited for christmas to be here, but I’m not ready for it to be over just yet … :0)
Oh, how I enjoyed this post. Believe it or not, MONDAYS are my favorite day of the week. I see them as a White Canvas, not a day of drudgery. I am looking very forward to what 2012 has in store for me… and for you and all our SOCSunday friends, too!
I completely agree – about both Fridays and the week between Christmas and New Years. I usually try to make the most of that week and take a breath before the new year begins… but it always feels awkward.
Fadra, I have many of the same feelings as you with the end of the year approaching. I love Friday nights too, although now I’m retired, every night is like Friday in a way, but for some reason, Monday’s still feel like a Monday. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Neither my husband nor I has to go to work, and I still love me some Friday nights 🙂
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This is great! You’re absolutely right how you compared the days of the week to the entire year. And the week between Christmas and New Year’s is totally limbo. But I kinda think that’s a good thing. Gives us time to get ready to start all over again!
I love Fridays too, because its says week-end here I come!! 🙂
I agree that the week between Christmas and New Year is a very strange limbo time. You described it so perfectly! I wrote about looking forward to 2012 too. Here’s to all the best in 2012 for you!
I feel the same way about this time of year! Christmas Eve is a perfect day but Christmas can feel so anticlimactic. And January is so new and shiny it’s painful. I always feel a little blue in January.
Oh Fridays are definitely better than Saturdays! I always say how much I love doing stuff on Friday nights, because even though we may be tired from the work week, when we get home we’ve had some fun and still have the entire weekend ahead of us. No contest, Friday’s the winner.