The Christmas Crud

In my last post I talked about how fantastic Christmas was in our home. It was. I cannot lie. With that said, we also had the Christmas crud. Everybody, except for Lucia, has been sick this Christmas. Even several members of our extended family were sick. I don’t think we affected them or that they affected us. It appears whatever we all had, it came from different places.

The point in me saying this is that we did have a fantastic Christmas, even though some of us have been “sick as dogs,” as it were. I have been sick for two weeks and I’m still experiencing the lingering effects of that sickness.

But I don’t want Christmas to end.

I told Lucia this morning that it does not really make sense. I have been sick and my children have been sick, but it has been a fantastic Christmas. I do not want to take down the decorations. I don’t want to get rid of our tree. We have the best tree ever.

It is a white pine, which is the first time we have gone with the white pine. It is a beautiful tree. We get our trees from The Merry Christmas Tree Farm in Central, SC: http://www.merrychristmastree.com/ That has been our tradition the past 10 or so years. This year we decided to go with the white pine—a good choice.

I would love for our tree to stay up longer. We are going to have the carpet cleaners come in the next week or so. I’m hoping we can keep it up until then. All of the other decorations can go in the attic. I want to hang on to Christmas a bit longer.

Lucia says it is because I can hibernate and not have to be the “answer man” to people’s problems. I think she is right. It has been so quiet and I have been so relationally distant from the world.

Today I am writing this blog post on my new Desk App http://desk.pm/. This is an awesome app. It allows me to write and then publish from the app w/o going to the website. I can now publish to my personal and business websites from this app. Really awesome.

I am sitting at Starbucks, getting my clothes soaked in coffee aroma, listening to the background noise of people and music, with my hoodie pulled over my head to create the incognito effect, while writing. I’m in the world, but not part of the world—totally enjoying my Christmas vacation.

Please do not wake me.

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