Back to work. Back to the grind. Back to the everyday. Back to sanity.
The 2006 holiday season has come and gone, and for some reason, I am more than happy it is all over. I never really got into the spirit of things this year. I can’t really put my finger on a single reason why, though a bunch of little things may have come into play.
For example last year, I was working in NYC not far from Rockefeller Center. So I saw the Tree come to town early, I saw the lighting, I got to see the unveiling of the Saks 5th Ave. Window Displays (photos in Flickr if you didn’t see them already). Working in an Office Park in the New Jersey suburbs just give off the same electricity. I don’t miss the hassles of getting in and out of NYC, but I certainly do miss the rest.
Plus, I don’t get the benefit of passing 5 Starbucks on my walk into and from the office as I did before. My apologies to Starbucks stockholders everywhere, as I am sure my lack of face time in the outlets has certainly caused a dip in the price of the stock.
Most people this time of year dread the putting away the holiday decorations, but I… well… actually I am not much of an exception. However, what I find even more daunting this year is integrating that new mountain of stuff that LatteGirl acquired this year. As I mentioned earlier, this year seemed to end the era of “little girl” toys. This year we have a telescope, and a microscope, pottery wheel, metal detector (she want to look for treasure at the beach), a knitting machine, and other assorted items that can’t just be tossed in a box or on a shelf like a bag full of Polly Pocket Toys (note to self, when “tossing” container full of Polly Pocket toys, ensure the lid is on securely, or you will be picking up tiny pieces of plastic for quite some time).
New Years came quietly here. LatteGirl feel asleep (again) at 11:45 pm, leaving me and the wife watching the final few minutes of Hanna Montana as a way to ring in the New Year. Oh yeah, this house is Where the Wild Things Are