If you could hear inside my head today, you would hear a quiet and gentle exhale. Phheeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww. That is the sound my internal self makes on the 27th December every year :: it's the quiet sound of contentment mixed with the gentle sound of relief. Christmas has been and gone and it was oh so Very Good.
I really love this particular day in the year, it is a day for peaceful enjoyment. The pace is slow and relaxed and the atmosphere is lazy and playful. There has been lots of film watching, game playing, colouring and role play. There has been reading, browsing, chatting and hooking.
Little B's most favourite toy this year has been a rather nifty Bosch Tool Belt, with yellow hard hat and builders jacket. He built two houses today, and carried out numerous small household repairs. Little Lady delighted me this year by remaining a firm fan of Sylvania (long may it last!) and asking for the Campervan. It is a truly gorgeous toy, and we had much fun setting it all up together. There was some super-sweet shared play going on this morning when she invited Little B to go on a camping trip with her (she had the campervan, he had the Caravan), it was lovely listening in to snippets of their conversation. Little Man asked for lots of books this year, and a new game for his PS3, so he has been very happy with his buddies today, off in some virtual fantasy world. There has been much excited shouting and laughter all day here at number 24, the sound of children happily at play.
I've spent much of the day pootling about in my Comfort-wear (ooo look, you can see me in my new snuggle-top reflected in the mirror up there), doing nothing in particular. I had no need to go out, and nothing pressing to do aside from tackling the horrendously large pile of dirty laundry. It was a day of relaxation and pleasure-seeking. How luxurious!
I spent some time in Magazine Wonderland, ooohing and ahhhing my way through the January issues. Lots of warm, cosy, snugly vibes in those pages which went very well with my mince pie and chocolate-dusted coffee. I laughed at the picture of the very pretty lady sat elegantly on the floor with her yarny pursuits, cos that's exactly what I've been up to, although my outfit was a little more slovenly.....
...pink fluff and brushed cotton for me, the perfect outfit for hooky comfort I'd say. Yeah, I've been having a high old time in the Hooky Zone, working my happy way around the edge of my ripple. At long last eh, as the main ripple part of the blanket was completed months ago, but it remained borderless and felt unfinished.
This afternoon the blanket finally became a Finished Object and I'm very much looking forward to putting some images together and showing it off to you. Even though you have been used to seeing it around on my blog (it's been in constant use here this Winter), it still deserves it's Ta-dah moment.
Number 24 has felt happy, cosy and bright today, with a beautiful After Christmas glow. It's been a day full of happy.