The lights have gone dark, the tree is gone and all the decorations have been packed away for another year. Christmas is offically over...at least at our house.
I know that Old Christmas Day is tomorrow, but we packed away the remnants of the holiday over the weekend. It was time to get back to normal. Some years I'll keep the tree up until after Old Christmas Day. Other years I've taken it all down on New Year's Day. Most years it falls somewhere in-between.
January is a time of new beginnings. The year is new and fresh with nothing but possibilities ahead.
Now if I can only kick-start myself into 2009 I'd be happy. *g*