a twinge of melancholy
I feel a little sad today. It's nothing big, just the post Christmas blues. I expected them to punch me squarely in the face yesterday, but they didn't. We had a huge blizzard hit yesterday, and that excitement got me through the day, especially when we got to leave work three hours early.
The storm is long gone now, and we have an extra thick quilt of snow. Christmas is gone, and we have a tree no longer hiding presents. 2012 is almost gone, and I'm dreading the thought of boxing up my decorations for another 10 months. It's always a little sad when there's no longer anything written in stone to look forward to. There was the trip to California, then a gorgeous Midwestern fall, then Christmas time. There aren't any more vacations booked or exciting plans to look forward to. Nothing to tell myself just make it this far.
But there's still the hope of starting the house hunting process soon, and the possibility of finding a better job in the future. And if one or both of those happen to work out, well then that's better than any vacation.