A Slow Start to the New Year

Hello everyone!  I had a busy week at work but enjoyed having Tuesday off for New Year’s Day.  I did some typing on Monday as our secretary was still on holiday but I was pleased she was back as normal on Thursday and could then get on with my work.  I still have a backlog of coding to do, as I have to scan as well as code and summarise.  I hope I will catch up more next week, although we have a staff meeting on Tuesday and training on Thursday afternoon.  I have enjoyed relaxing with my beloved over Christmas and the New Year.  I have not had to do much shopping as we are still finishing off Christmas food.  My beloved is very versatile and produces a variety of interesting meals with the leftovers.  The soup he made from the chicken bones was delicious and gave us one nutritious and tasty meal.  It has been good to see how relaxed Beth is now she is on her own in her new home.  My beloved and I are still tired but we just try not to do too much.  It does look bare now the decorations are down but the Christmas Season does not really come to an end till Candlemas on February 2nd.  As we are still enjoying Christmas treats and will be for quite some time Christmas will not be ending as the Commercialism suggests; after all Jesus is born anew each day.  It was lovely to see the sun on New Year’s Day and we have actually had brief glimpses of brightness on some days of the New Year, even an attempt of the sun to break through on a couple of occasions.  Any day without rain is a bonus this year. 

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2 Responses to A Slow Start to the New Year

  1. Selwyn Goodacre says:

    I always thought that Christmas ended on 5 January – Twelfth Night – before the feast of the Epiphany on 6 Jan. I always try to get our lights down by 5 January

  2. helenbeech says:

    We got our lights down by January 5th as well. Really Candlemass ends the Christmas season as that is when the baby was presented at the temple. The Orthodox Church does not even celebrate Christmas till January.

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