A Brief Pause - Will Continue With Cancun After New Year

Decorating the yard, putting up the tree, sprucing up last year's wreath, taking out the Holiday linens, changing the curtains and the beddings, writing down the menu, wrapping presents, and if I have a few minutes left go shop some more. It's the Holidays, and there seems to be chaos around me - every single year.

As I come up for air in the middle of gift wrapping, my mind wanders and my heart aches for a little alone time.

Artist rendering of Las Ramblas
[artist rendering of barcelona's las ramblas]

Okay so it's a little chaotic too, but this kind I can take and enjoy.

Or maybe a little alone time - really alone time.

Nah, Holidays is for family. I will just have to suck it up and enjoy. There's always some eggnog to put me in the mood :)


  1. Well, it's that time of the year again - to be with family, to be joyful and thankful, or be reflective and put aside time to be alone, even it's only for a while. Lovely pictures these are.

  2. Tengo una foto de esa lámina de la Ramblas de Barcelona que tengo pendiente de publicar en mi blog. Está llena de personajes conocidos de mi cultura. Que sorpresa¡¡¡¡

  3. @ JOHNNY - I can't wait to see what you'll be posting later. I thought this painting was really special. I found it near the Barri Gotic I believe.

  4. I am sure you don't want to be alone during the holidays. No gifts to wrap, the menu requires one potato, etc. So you are right - it is better to enjoy the chaos.
    PS. my son and gf on their way from Mexico City to Cancun. They should be there just after Christmas. So I like to see what it looks like.

  5. Happy Holidays!! I think I'm lucky, I don't have too much friends here in our new place so less shopping ;-) but feel homesick though ;-'(

  6. Oh, how fun to see Las Ramblas like that!!! We stayed inj a hotel where we could look down on all that was happening below. I loved it. But yes, a bit of alone time always help. But the eggnog? Now you're talking. I knew I was missing something!

  7. Love the desert pic! Happy holidays.

  8. i love the shot with the camel and rider. kinda remind me of the 3 wisemen.:p

    imagine the slow-moving traffic here, the long lines at the supermarket and department stores, no parking spaces, and it's raining! inhale, exhale.:p i'm just singing along with the Christmas songs at the background to entertain myself.

  9. Lovely poster the first one, and the second photo has a lot of elements of Christ birth.

    Saludos y Feliz Navidad.


    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

  10. advance Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays :)

  11. Happy Holidays! Wag ka na ma-sad! Hugs!!

  12. Wrapping pressies can be fun, until it's not :) So how did visits with the family go?

    Many thanks for your patience, and for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!


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