[Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the post from New Year’s Eve 2013. We are happily staying home again this year after enjoying a Shenandoah Valley family Christmas.]
It’s the last day of 2013 and I’m sitting in my pajamas in front of the television with the laptop on my lap as I switch back and forth between football games and a sappy Hallmark Channel Christmas movie I’ve seen fifty times. The Christmas tree lights are on as are the electric candles in the windows, and I’m surrounded by Christmas decor. The wax candles are flickering on the coffee table, and outdoor lights illuminate the dark December night.
We’re staying home this New Year’s Eve and I couldn’t be happier.