Well the holiday season has once again drawn to a close. For many of us this is a huge relief.
The turkey, goose and , in our case, Beef Wellington has been consumed the festive brunches have been served and the holiday cheer (wine and a variety of festive drink) has also been enjoyed.
Presents have been exchanged and in, some cases, exchanged again and the Christmas stockings have been put away for another year.
Trees have been taken down or are about to be taken down January 6th which is Three Kings Day (which is the traditional time for dismantling decorations as it is the 12th day of Christmas) and brightly colored ornaments have been put back in their boxes.
Christmas china and cutlery has been cleaned and put away and the arduous job of cleaning out the fridge has been finally attended to.
New Year’s parties have been attended and enjoyed, champagne consumed and hugs and kisses all around have been shared.
New Year’s resolutions have been made with great resolve to keep them and New Year’s Day dinner has been cooked and eaten. This was perhaps a quieter affair after the rigors of the night before.
There certainly seems to be a lot of eating and drinking during this festive time of year and now it is time to get back to the business of watching diets and alcohol consumption that for the last couple of weeks has been ignored with gay abandon.
People are back to work today and for some it is a swell to get back to normal.
It is the dawn of a new decade which, hopefully, will be better than the last. Hope springs eternal and here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala we are still enjoying wonderful weather albeit it is a little cool.
For those visitors returning to the frozen north the weather is not so nice and frigid, cold fronts are everywhere.
Also due to the Christmas day foiled terrorist attack on Delta airlines security will be a lot more stringent and full body scanners are showing up in airports across the US. Lines will be longer and waits inevitable. People will arrive safely eventually home and think fondly of the wonderful time they spent in Ajijic, Lake Chapala over the holidays.
In a few weeks the weather will warm up and we will again remember how very lucky we are to live in paradise.
Again I wish you all a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.