But before worrying about all that, I'm enjoying the afterglow of the Christmas holiday. As our gift to each other, my DH and I spent two days in Colonial Williamsburg after Christmas. This is one of my favorite places to visit, and we both remembered a Christmas-time trip years and years ago.
While we were at my Mom's outside Washington, DC the BIG post-Christmas snow storm hit the east coast. While the Washington area got almost no snow, Williamsburg was hit pretty hard, so we were able to enjoy a very Christmasy looking. . . if icy couple of days.
Since we've been to Williamsburg many times, we mostly indulged in special holiday programs and tours, including a VERY cold ghost tour, a fancy dinner in one of the colonial inns, and a candle-lit concert at the Governor's Palace.
I have no photos of those, but do have some from our tour of the Christmas decorations. Each year Williamsburg holds a decorating contest, with the requirement that all decorations be made with materials that existed in the 18th century. Here's a typical example followed by the wreath outside the milliner's shop, which includes a lot of fruit shapes created out of fabric! All great fun!
So as the new year settles in, I wish you all a happy and productive year!