Over the past few years my family has got into the habit of sitting down after dinner to watch an episode (or two) of something. Most recently we have been working our way through Star Trek and Bewitched – depending on our mood. It is a great way to wind down at the end of the day but it has seriously curtailed my reading time.
However, over Christmas we watched very little of anything. The joy of sitting down in front of a fire to read by the light of the Christmas tree is incredible. I have always said how much I enjoy that but somehow it’s not always continued once the twelve days are up.
For some reason though, this year is different. We just sit down to read our books because that’s what we’d rather be doing. Not always, of course, but a large percentage of the time. It is wonderful and it makes me so happy – definitely the best way to spend a long winter evening.