Last evening, I put turkey bones into a pot to make stock for soup that we’ll have for dinner tonight. This morning I got up at my regular time to get ready to go back to work after the Christmas holiday. When I turned on my radio I heard no more Christmas songs instead the format had returned to the regular contemporary Christian music that I enjoy. Our snow is mostly gone, and we’ve returned to the Pacific Northwest rain.

It occured to me that one of the reasons that these past four days have been so special, is that they were a break from the ordinary. We would get sick of having turkey leftovers every night (actually we already are sick of it!). Christmas songs are so special because we only hear them for a brief time each hear. While I am looking forward to retiring from my job, I know that when I do there will be a different routine established, and so a break from he ordinary will still be special.

“To everything there is a season…..”. I am going to work on enjoying this new season as I return to the “real world” for a time today.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, the gadget that I posted about earlier, is a Solio solar battery charger!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Our Catholic radio station here plays Christmas songs for the 12 days of Christmas, through Three Kings Day. It’s nice to hear them linger on, when they’re not playing everywhere! Enjoy this new season, and the new year, Linda.

  2. I wondered what that gadget was! Hope you get lots more chances to hop off the treadmill in the New Year.

  3. I already miss the Christmas carols – there’s a sort of let-down after Christmas, but it’s also good to get back to a bit of a routine, too.

  4. I’ve even taken the Christmas songs off of my blog and added relaxing ones, especially those by Enya. I’m enjoying them now after all the rush and hurry of the holiday. Come on over and sit awhile.

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