The TV is set to off.
As is the radio.
The coffee pot isn't gurgling for morning guests.
The washer and dryer aren't running.
Not a creature is stirring,
not even a mouse.
Silence surrounds me.
While it feels rather good
to be barefooted in sweats,
I miss the banter between my kids.
Oh and how they banter!
I miss giggling 6 year old girls.
I long for the rustling of
wrapping paper being shredded from it's presents,
the ohs and ahs of joyfulness
when one discovers they have received the perfect gift.
A game of cards with a friend
sounds pretty inviting right now.
But so does a long winter's nap.
Decorations are packed
Barren shelves and walls abound.
The oven is empty,
the fridge is full of leftovers,
dishwasher packed and ready to run.
What little snow was here
is no where in site.
Many things I should be doing,
like laundry and cleaning.
A Merry Christmas was had by all.
And to all of you this day,
I'll bid you sweet naps.
I'm sure I'm not the only one,
that thinks it sounds good!