Sooâ€¦ havenâ€™t checked in in a little while.Â Howâ€™s everyone holding up?Â Has everyone awaken from their eggnog induced comas?
As usual, the holidays totally kicked my ass this year.Â Besides the normal last minute shopping, crazy deadlines at work and random social engagementsâ€¦
There were cookies, lots and lots of cookiesâ€¦ just like every year.Â This is an example of small tray that my mom and I put together.Â I believe we baked 15 different types of cookies this year.Â Out of control, I know, but if youâ€™ve been reading Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve come to expect that from us.
And of course, there was lots and lots of alcohol consumed.Â Sometimes you need a drink or 6 when spending that much time with your loved ones.
Like most people, I felt crazy busy mostÂ of December, just trying to get things done, and then Christmas and New Yearâ€™s finally arrive and itâ€™s great, but it goes by far too fast.Â And when itâ€™s all over, I feel a little sad, but mostly relieved and just kind of happy to get back to the normal grind.Â Â Does that make me Scrooge-ish?Â Probably.Â And I think Iâ€™m OK with that.
Happy New Year, Kids!Â Now get back to work!