I find a strange sense of pleasure in that melancholy--but only for a couple of days, then it's on to new adventures!
It's the same thing as hating to turn older I'm sure...I just don't attach it to my birth date and age. I attach it to "Father Time".
I do, however, love the fact that January is slower, and there is time to read. I've missed reading lately. I love the fact that January gives a sense of organization and goals (yes, I do love the dreaded resolutions that everybody else hates), fresh ideas and a clean white slate. January and I have become friends of sorts--we have the slower time to paint the bathroom, tile our hallway, get our new kitchen cupboard built....
...WAIT!! What happened to 'slower'? Doesn't sound like I'll be slowing down anytime soon.
Speaking of reading and books....I just finished Three Day Town by Margaret Maron. I love her Deborah Knott Series! In Three Day Town, she brought in the character Sigrid Harald of her previous series. It was quite fun to see the two characters who are so different in one book. I haven't finished the whole Sigrid Harald series of books, because I love Deborah Knott so much, but in reading something by Maron a few months back, she said she hoped that people didn't disregard Sigrid and they come to love her for who she is (she's not a warm and fuzzy character), anyway, reading that line and just having read Three Day town makes me want to go back and finish the Sigrid Harald Series.
Needless to say, I enjoyed the book.
and now......I have just started "the Night Strangers"! I can't wait for this weekend. I would love to just hunker down on New Years Eve, with some Hot Buttered Rum and leftover Christmas Cookies and finish this book.
I'll let you know how it goes,
....to be continued.....