Monday, December 26, 2005

after christmas

The unlit tree stand alone, no gifts beneath it; we continue to find scraps of wrapping paper here and there and odd little pieces of games and toys. Yesterday, after a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, and gravy (white and chocolate), Kelly and her family left for Little Rock to spend some time with Burks parents, Carl and Carol Keys. For the rest of us it was a lazy Christmas day with a lunch consisting of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, crescent rolls, green beans. I ate too much which is normal for me on the holidays.

After Rachel and the girls left, Dorothy and I were alone in a hollow, post holiday house. Such a contrast from the busy, noisy, brightly lit home of the weekend to a quiet place.

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