My grandma was with me at the start of the year.
I used her dishes to prepare of New Years Day breakfast of pancakes and tea.
And I talked about her with my children.
I was still awake, sewing or contemplating sewing, when they woke up on January 1st. Bleary eyed from having stayed up so late the night before. Even during school breaks, they have a bedtime. It’s just a little bit later than usual. They’re kids that need a lot of sleep or they go all loopy and then droopy.
I like the quiet at night.
Too much to let them run amok.
Even when there is no school.