I had to look around work in which I managed to find a few things, although different from before, that were there offering up the spirit that comes with my "new world."...
It seems my boss got a Christmas outfit promotion since last year. I think he might have liked the Santa suit as much as he liked the elf. He wore the Santa pants all day long. I uncovered this costume in the office closest during the transition. Like me it too got to stay in the building. A little, a lot, of Febreeze later and it was wear ready.
(I believe this photo should be titled "you aren't Santa, you're a fake, you smell like beef and cheese")
This is where I got a small injection of Christmas spirit. It came on the last day before holiday break. The kids of the performing art classes show casing there holiday concert pieces--orchestra, choir, show choir and band.
Today I have to reach down inside in me to pull my spirit up and get down to business. Heck, I still have a few gifts to get and some grocery shopping to do. Oh and one more batch of cookies to crank out.
Then I can rest, on this eve of Christmas Eve.