When Winter Break first began, I was weary and ready for some unscheduled days. One week into vacation, with Christmas just past, I’m starting to feel rested. I’ve had time for books, both familiar and new; there’s been cooking and extra sleep. We’ve played games and I’ve had the chance to try out all of my new coloring books. The days between Christmas and the arrival of the New Year feel like time has slowed down. It permits me time for renewal before we return to busy school days. That’s happy!